Six measures to make the better regulation project work

Guest blogpost from Pavel Telicka, Vice-President of the European Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament. This Commission has promised the European citizens better regulation. The European Liberals and democrats support this Commission in its endeavour to make European rules clear, simple and effective. Pavel Telicka, 2. Vice More...

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What can we learn from a great example of high speed policy response to the Nepal Earthquake?
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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What can we learn from a great example of high speed policy response to the Nepal Earthquake?

For a while, I’ve been arguing that policy wonks need to grab the windows of opportunity created by shocks, scandals and crises, producing reactions, research and proposals in the immediate aftermath of such a More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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Bold action is required to ensure that education needs for all children are met

The World Education Forum in Incheon, is a key step in charting the path towards ensuring that all children are in school and learning by 2030. “We need to be audacious to address the enormous challenges we face. More...

By Kris Hartley On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Energy to Synergy: Lessons in Flexibility from Resource Boomtowns

Summary: Resource boomtowns provide lessons in urban economic development and equitable growth. They are unique policy laboratories, with the resources and urgency to move beyond single-industry economies. This More...

Leading From Love: The attentiveness that brought accountability
By IntDevCommunities On Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Leading From Love: The attentiveness that brought accountability

It had been six months since I started my new role as a management advisor for a network of youth polytechnics[1] in rural Kenya. The Wakamba village elders in Maseki village where I lived had named me Mutanu meaning More...

If Complexity was a person, she would be a Socialist. Jean Boulton on the politics of systems thinking.
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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If Complexity was a person, she would be a Socialist. Jean Boulton on the politics of systems thinking.

Jean Boulton (physicist, management consultant and social scientist, right) responds to Owen Barder’s Wednesday post on thinking of development as a property of a complex adaptive system. I’d like to go More...

Learning lessons, strengthening teamwork, maintaining compassion: UNRWA Collective Centres
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Learning lessons, strengthening teamwork, maintaining compassion: UNRWA Collective Centres

“The most important output from this training is to find and discuss the most successful approaches in the management of UNRWA Collective Centres,” said Ansa Masaud, head of the UNRWA Collective Centres Management More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Understanding violence against health care: A gender perspective

What are the main obstacles and challenges to safe access to and provision of health care in conflict for girls, boys, women and men? This question is explored in the new report “Study on Access to Health More...

Physical education for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Physical education for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living

The time children and adults all over the world spend engaging in physical activity is decreasing with dire consequences on their health, life expectancy, and ability to perform in the classroom, in society and More...

FROM SOMALIA: Hajira Hassan’s story
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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FROM SOMALIA: Hajira Hassan’s story

Hajira’s son is a tailor and can work with the solar lantern also during nighttime © IOM 2014 (Photo: SWDC) Insecurity in IDP settlements, particularly at night, puts women and girls at constant risk of sexual More...


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