How can we achieve data-driven government?

Blog by Benjamin Welby, Policy Analyst, Digital Government Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD. When we developed the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies in 2014 it emphasised the role of data. Since then we’ve worked with numerous countries to put that Recommendation into practice and explore the use of data, both as Open Government Data … Continue reading How can we achieve data-driven government?

Influence: Why the powerful few are more powerful than ever

Julio Bacio Terracino talks with On The Level's Bill Below about the influence of the powerful few—those individuals and organisations that manage to shape political outcomes to favour their narrow interests rather than the public good. This cycle that can only be broken through governance systems that ensure that all voices are heard. Yet, political … Continue reading Influence: Why the powerful few are more powerful than ever

The Blockchain Revolution, The Power of Positive Disruption, Part II

A 100 million AUD 'kangaroo' bond that's allowing the World Bank to take a giant leap in blockchain technology? That's just one of the real-world applications discussed in the second instalment of our two-part series dedicated to the blockchain revolution. Greg Medcraft, who leads the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, talks to Bill Below … Continue reading The Blockchain Revolution, The Power of Positive Disruption, Part II