Engaging News

Engaging News – Week ending 6 October

Democracy and Ethical Protocols

Democracy will be enhanced if tech is developed with social & emotional intelligence, and open standards. https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/kaliya-identity-woman/humanizing-technology

Participatory democracy case studies in Fiji and Nepal work on gender equality & neighbourhood representation. https://www.opendemocracy.net/thaneshwar-bhusal-jane-alver/participatory-democracy-in-emerging-contexts-fiji-and-Nepal

Data-focussed case studies and ethical research protocols for working indigenous people. https://responsibledata.io/indigenous-peoples-responsible-data-readings/

Community Scorecards is the first in a blog series about Citizen Voices, Community Solutions by the Harvard Kennedy School http://www.challengestodemocracy.us/home/how-to-design-community-scorecards-to-improve-health/#sthash.FmG0PbUD.dpbs

 

CivicTech

Does civictech lead to more citizen voices influencing government responsiveness and  decision-making? New World Bank study reviews evidence. http://blogs.worldbank.org/governance/book-about-role-civic-technology-public-good

How can State and Local government harness data & become a smart community? GovLoop suggested how to move from inspirational ideas to real operational plans. https://issuu.com/govloop/docs/aspirational-to-operational?e=3570346/52652870

 

Open Government, Open Data

USA moves towards open government, introducing a draft framework for a National Action Plan https://sunlightfoundation.com/2017/09/08/trump-administration-commits-to-participating-in-open-government-partnership/

The #Digital push in Queensland has been profiled by The Mandarin with details about open data aims. https://www.themandarin.com.au/83580-queensland-signals-move-to-digital-by-default/   Requests for Queensland data can be made via https://data.qld.gov.au/  Users will also be able appeal closed data decisions.

Driving Legitimacy in Government is a global discussion paper by Centre of Public Impact Foundation, and the invite us to explore & feedback. https://publicimpact.blob.core.windows.net/production/2017/07/What-drives-legitimacy-in-government1.pdf

 

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Thanks for reading,

Hannah and Alice

 

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