The OECD's Daniel Gerson explains why your input counts for the draft Recommendation on Public Service Leadership and Capability.
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.
In the lead-up to the 2018 Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, to be held on 27-28 March at the OECD, Levke Jessen-Thiessen and Laura McDonald of the Directorate for Public Governance explore how behavioural insights (BI) aims to make the good choice the easy choice when it comes to public integrity. Make the good choice … Continue reading A nudge in the right direction: applying behavioural insights to public integrity
As of this writing, the level of the Seine is on track to match the 2016 highpoint of over six metres, qualifying it as a major flood event. Some media outlets are asking, “Will this be another flood of the century”. Luckily, at least for now, the answer seems to be 'no'. But the bigger question remains: is Paris prepared for such an event? And what measures have been taken since a preparedness assessment was conducted in 2014, now two major floods ago? Charles Baubion and Bill Below discuss the issues and answers.
Focusing on the court system in Germany, Dr. Angela Reitmaier of Transparency International Germany argues that the public’s right to know should prevail in cases of foreign bribery
The world may be getting smaller, but for counterfeiters, there are still plenty of places to hide, suggests a new joint study from the OECD/EUIPO, Mapping the Real Trade Routes of Fake Goods. Globalisation, free trade zones, an interconnected planet and vastly uneven governance arrangements are boons for counterfeiters.