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Policy makers meet policy researchers in Jakarta

The Nulistik Forum has been established about a year ago and is moderated by the Tempo institute in Jakarta. Every two months the members of the Forum (policy researchers, representatives from media, the private sector and government) come together to discuss discussion issues related to journalism, policy research, and policy making. The aim of the Forum if… Read More

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Community knowledge + mobile phones = evidence for policy response

This morning I jumped on the TransJakarta bus N 1 and travelled to Central Jakarta to the modern and cozy office of PulseLab. JonneCatshoek of was presenting about digital citizen engagement strategies for making programmes more effective and accountable. Jonne has been working for the… Read More

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More is emerging about the role of the scientists in the event of the earthquake at L’Aquila

The newspaper La Repubblica is conducting a investigation about the responsibilities within the Department of Civil Protection in the event of the earthquake at l’ Aquila. Here is what is emerging from the  investigation and analysis of the documentation (now public) collected by the judges: ‘It ‘s the end of March 2009, the city of Abruzzo hostage for four months… Read More

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Six years of jail to scientists for L’Aquila earthquake. Trial against science?

Six Italian scientists have been found guilty for having given insufficient warning to residents of L’Aquila about the seismic risks they faced ahead of earthquake that hit the city in the night of 6 of April 2009.  The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3 and… Read More

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Just published with the World Bank – Assessment of the delivery of the Vietnam development report 2010 : modern institutions and its impact on policy debates around institutional reforms in Vietnam – final report

Download the report at the World Bank website: The Vietnam Development Reports (VDR) is a series of reports, which have been published by the World Bank resident mission since 2002, and focus on key development issues for Vietnam. The VDRs aim at tapping into existing… Read More

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Accountable governance reforms require the development of independent media

An interesting How-To-Guide on the development of independent media as a key element of accountable governance reforms published by the World Bank. Here > Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance: A How-To Guide Media development seeks to support and promote a pluralistic, editorially independent and financially sustainable… Read More