Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks… Read more
In Moldova, about 30 percent of young people are either unemployed or not enrolled in any formal training. This is an alarmingly high figure, indicating that so much of our country’s potential is… Read more
After decades of hype, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has arrived. So what do we talk about when we talk about AI? What applications of it have inspired us? And what do we mean by ‘responsible’ AI? Read more
Political polarization is inherent to democratic elections. In fact, elections wouldn’t be democratic in the absence of different – and even diametrically opposed - political opinions. It’s a… Read more
Technology can both empower and disempower. At a recent workshop on blockchain, we landed a challenge: how can we use it to facilitate refugee integration?
I am an immediate misfit in the dynamic… Read more
The call for a “new” movement around the public sector innovation labs comes at a good time because it compels us collectively to anticipate on the next steps and it asks good questions. But it… Read more
Every few months, I go to pay condolences to families who lost their loved ones in traffic accidents or visit an acquaintance in hospital due to an injury they suffered in a car crash.
I am pretty… Read more
In the run-up to UNDP and Nesta’s two-day conference Istanbul Innovation Days (Oct 31-Nov 1), we wanted to take stock and critically reflect on current lab practice and the impact labs create, and to… Read more
Do you know who Margaret Hamilton is?
Not many do. She was the computer scientist and systems engineer who programmed the Apollo 11 spaceflight.
There is currently a greatly untapped resource of… Read more
Citizens of Tajikistan rely heavily on remittances. A lack of job opportunities means that up to 1 million (out of a population of 8 billion) migrate elsewhere for work, mostly Russia.
Until 2014,… Read more