Innovation

THE « NETWORKING » FOR EDUCATIVE GOVERNANCE: THE CASE OF HAITI

The « networking » process associated to a change of paradigm in the education sector can trigger a deep change in national educative processes and modalities Author: François Bernede The trainer-learner relationships have been historically formalized by the « educative institution », embodied by schools and universities, and have been strongly marked by hierarchical relationships (“top-down”) bet...[Read More]

1st WORLD FORUM ON URBAN VIOLENCE AND EDUCATION FOR COEXISTENCE AND PEACE

The initiative allowed developing brainstorming sessions about issues related to urban violence based on different approaches Authors: Arantxa León and Juncal Baeza On last April 19th, 20th and 21st, took place in Madrid the first World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace. This initiative, organized by the city of Madrid in collaboration with the city council of Paris, ...[Read More]

THE REVOLUTION OF PRISON SYSTEM: THE APAC EXPERIENCE

A more effective alternative for the reinsertion and recuperation of prisoners Author: Fernando Varela For those who have been in contact with the reality of prison system in Latin America, the APAC [1] experience results even more surprising – if possible. In the vast majority of the prisons of this region, which embody the depths of human indignity, hundreds of people serve their sentences...[Read More]

ITC AND PUBLIC ISSUES: TECHNICAL AND POLITICAL TOOLS?

A review of the digital world’s main innovations that have allowed improving the level of governance of our society. Author: Christian A. Estay-Niculcar For 50 years we are saying that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will change our society. At the beginning, the impact was limited to changes in methods and processes, but it then evolved, from a more epistemological point of view, ...[Read More]

NUDGES AS AN INNOVATIVE TOOL FOR PUBLIC POLICIES

They allow understanding better the human behaviour and innovating in the design of public policies Author: Cecilia Güemes (@CeciliaGuemes) If the authors of contractual politics theory were divided into who considered the man naturally good or bad, sociologists have discussed for years if the study of change had to be started by the structures or by the subjects. Social psychology and current beh...[Read More]

STORYTELLING AS A TECHNIQUE TO PRESENT AND TRANSMIT MESSAGES

Storytelling technique, which allows transmitting messages appealing to the emotions of readers, is particularly successful applied to the field of development cooperation. Author: Juncal Baeza Storytelling is a term which makes reference to the art of telling stories. Over the last years, its perception as a tool applicable to all forms of communication has been reinforced. It has been employed m...[Read More]

OPEN GOVERNMENT AS A TOOL OF TRANSPARENCY

OGov enables a better communication between government and citizens, with the aim to optimize a public management more collaborative, participative and transparent Author: Mirta Praino [1] The OGov (Open Government), concept which has gained a high importance lately, is a set of techniques and actions aimed to optimize the communication between government and citizens. It is a tool directed to imp...[Read More]

SUCCESS STORIES IN THE USE OF DIGITAL SOCIAL MEDIA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS

The purpose of the book “Success stories in the use of digital social media in public administrations” is to explore the diffusion of social media in public administrations through the contribution of studies and relevant experiences Authors: J. Ignacio Criado and Francisco Rojas Martín The deepening in communicative capacities including social technologies is the basis of deep changes in the way ...[Read More]

NEW APPROACHES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

Bo Rothstein’s approach about quality of Government and corruption Author: Laura Alcaide According to Professor Rothstein from the University of Gothenburg, in a recent conference, “democracy is not enough to reach social welfare. …. Social well-being and happiness depend on the quality of government”. To the question “what forms the quality of governments?” he answers: “levels of corruption, nepo...[Read More]

Financing the post-2015 Development Agenda

One of the main challenges of the new Post-2015 Development Agenda is to obtain the financing required. Author: Erika Rodríguez During almost fifteen years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) have been used as a framework to orient the schedule of development policies all around the world. Even if the definition of these eight goals has been itself a success, the bottom line is full of nuances...[Read More]

SISMAP municipal as a space of articulation

The monitoring system SISMAP for municipal management: a powerful tool as a space of articulation for institutional enhancement. Author: Manuel Parras The idea that local governments are simple providers of public services currently prevails in Dominican Republic. Their functions have been traditionally more related to cleaning and collection of solid waste for the municipalities. This is reflecte...[Read More]

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