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The Future of Asian and Pacific Cities 2019: Transformative Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development

UNESCAP, UN-HABITAT, ADB, Centre for Livable Cities Singapore, EU, The Rockefeller Foundation and UNDP : 2019

The Future of Asian and Pacific Cities report 2019 makes the case for four priorities and four approaches to realize a sustainable urban future in Asia and the Pacific. A sustainable future occurs when urban and territorial planning lays a foundation; resilience guards against future risk; smart cities deploy the best technology for the job; and financing tools help pay for it all. Getting...

Source: UNESCAP, UN-HABITAT, ADB, Centre for Livable Cities Singapore, EU, The Rockefeller Foundation and UNDP

Link: https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/publications/Future%20of%20AP%20Cities%20Report%202019_0.pdf

Tags: Urban Development

PEFA, Public Financial Management, and Good Governance

ristensen, Jens Kromann; Bowen, Martin; Long, Cathal; Mustapha, Shakira; Zrinski, Urška : 2019

The report explores what shapes the PFM system in low- and middle-income countries by examining the relationship between political institutions and the quality of the PFM system. Although the report finds some evidence that multiple political parties in control of the legislature is associated with better PFM performance, the report finds the need to further refine and test the theories on the...

Source: World Bank

Link: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/32526/9781464814662.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

Tags: Fiscal Decentralisation

Automation of Government Processes

Siân Herbert : 2019

This rapid literature review outlines what evidence tells us about the lessons learned from automating government processes, particularly in middle income countries or fragile and conflict affected environments. As Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence become more common, there is a need to understand when they offer a suitable solution to the challenges that governments face in...

Source: GSDRC

Link: https://gsdrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/661_Automation_of_Government_Processes.pdf

Tags: Government Services

Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases

Anuradha Joshi (Ed.) : 2019

This journal issue identifies insights from relatively recent experiences of grass-roots struggles and related social and political change. The articles highlight key issues that are central in understanding how accountability pathways unfold in contexts of fragility, violence, and conflict. The issue emphasises the importance of distinguishing processes of accountability from those of...

Source: IDS Bulletin 50.3

Link: https://bulletin.ids.ac.uk/idsbo/article/view/3045/Full%20issue%20PDF

Tags: Accountability

Identifying Citizens’ Needs by Combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Collective Intelligence (CI)

Stefaan G. Verhulst, Andrew J. Zahuranec and Andrew Young : 2019

This report seeks to identify and assess how institutions might responsibly experiment in how they engage with citizens by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Collective Intelligence (CI) together.The report features five in-depth case studies and an overview of eight additional examples from around the world on how AI and CI together can help to: 1) anticipate citizens’ needs and...

Source: GOVLAB

Link: http://www.thegovlab.org/static/files/publications/CI-AI_final.pdf

Tags: ICT for Development

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