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The pandemic urges us to rethink our stance on data

As governments struggle to understand the problem and how to respond, solutions using data have boomed – from contact tracing mobile apps that collect and share data about our whereabouts or proximity…  


Navigating uncertainty in Armenia with innovation

COVID-19 arrived in Armenia in a period of complex political and economic developments. As we looked for solutions to the crisis, we knew that innovation would be key. And that we had already forged…  


In a global pandemic, do we still have a right to privacy?

When it comes to balancing measures that could help track COVID-19 and contain the virus and safeguard privacy of individuals, where is the line?  


Saving the truth - how to battle fake news

Free and balanced information, a public good, is under threat. Around the world, facts are being manipulated and controlled, while the notion of truth itself is being disputed. Is there a way to…  


Amid technological upheaval, new channels for cooperation and citizenship

With #NextGenGov, close to 350 experts gather in Istanbul to discuss governance challenges in the network age.  


Summit provides glimpse of tomorrow's governments

In Georgia, powerful calls for public service excellence come as star robot takes the stage, highlighting AI’s potential for government efficiency and transparency.  


Effective government requires transparency and integrity, says UNDP

The OGP will review 2,500 governance-related commitments made by 70 participating countries and 15 subnational governments. It will also examine issues such as promoting women leaders, boosting open…  


In Moldova, we can make investigative journalism great again. Here's how.

Corruption offences often remain unexposed; investigative journalists often put themselves at high risk to shed light on these crimes. That’s why, last year as UNDP in Moldova we partnered with the…  


A survival book for data innovation

New data sources are sprouting everywhere, but there’s hardly a place that systemically uses them to make a difference. With that in mind, a group of enthusiasts from UNDP in Eastern Europe and the…  


Open Data for Inclusive Governance

Countries and territories in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are making important efforts to improve their governance record. Open data is key to strengthening transparency and…  

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