Open Government: the world is changing—governments must change with it

On the occasion of Open Government Week, (May 7-11, 2018), launched by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Marcos Bonturi, Director of the OECD Directorate for Public Governance, emphasises the event's significance as a unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss solutions to transform the way governments work with and for their citizens. The ultimate goal: more open, transparent and accountable policies for better lives...

Big Data, Big Responsibilities

The controversies surrounding Facebook’s handling of personal data as well as the use of big data and microtargeting techniques in political campaigns are raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic. As technologies and social media continue to evolve, are our best interests being looked after? Bill Below looks at some of the issues.

2018: A Year of Integrity and Anti-Corruption

Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Sanjay Pradhan, CEO of Open Government Partnership and Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio, Chair, Transparency International, present upcoming challenges and events in the world of integrity and anti-corruption. 2018 is shaping up to be a significant year for integrity and anti-corruption. Several global events, including those hosted by OECD, … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Integrity and Anti-Corruption

Free Trade Zones: A Free Ride for Counterfeiters?

Free Trade Zones (FTZs) can offer important economic benefits for host countries and hosted companies, alike, but they can also contribute to trade in fake goods and other illicit activities. Piotr Stryszowski and Bill Below discuss new research that quantifies the connection between counterfeit trade and FTZs. The ancient Phoenicians invented them. The Romans extended … Continue reading Free Trade Zones: A Free Ride for Counterfeiters?