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#NextGenGov: A blog series

A look at issues we will be discussing at our upcoming Istanbul Innovation Days, an annual gathering of partners to explore innovative approaches to…


In Georgia’s mountains, taking a 360 approach to ending poverty

I recently visited the Racha region in northern Georgia to film how one region’s push for sustainable tourism is improving its economic outlook. There, I saw firsthand how tackling poverty from…  


Why I became a disaster expert

Thirty years ago, a powerful earthquake ripped through my home country of Armenia, leaving 25,000 dead, 500,000 homeless and annihilating an estimated 40 percent of the national economy.  


What does Artificial Intelligence mean for the future of Human Rights?

Artificial intelligence is improving our lives, from faster diagnoses to smarter homes to increasing road safety via self-driving cars. But should we worry about its impact on the protection of human…  


The future is here: Supporting social innovation in Turkey

Many people around the world say they don’t contribute to social causes for fear that their contributions will be wasted. So how is it that a board game on Kickstarter mangadom managed to collect over…  


The perfect recipe for ending corruption

Governments around the world are losing the trust of citizens. The civic space is shrinking and the rule of law has become increasingly threatened.  


Are Inclusive Cities smarter than "Smart"?

Our collective imagination of the Future of Cities is alluring, and dangerously incomplete.  


Lay of the land: What does this year's HDI tell us about Eurasia?

Every year, the HDI ranks 189 countries, and its yearly updates give us the opportunity to weigh in on our progress.  


The future of human mobility

To be ready for the future of human mobility, we need to start changing our thinking about it now. While doing so, here are four things to keep in mind.  


The future of People Power: Generation Z

When we need them most, governance systems are letting us down. As new trends challenge established structures, populism shapes the discourse, and democracy is in retreat. What can we do?  


Disasters discriminate - our response should not

Natural disasters disproportionately affect women and children, especially in countries where women’s socioeconomic status is low. To guard against reproducing gender bias in disaster mitigation and…  

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