Innovation, Risk and Development: policy choices and the WTO

In my paper on ‘ICTs, Governance and Development: Risks and implications for Development Policy’ I raise two important issues which constrain development policy options for Less Developed Countries (LDCs). The first issue is the strict system of rules and clauses governing trade relationships between LDCs and developed nations. The second one is the importance of ... Innovation, Risk and Development: policy choices and the WTO

Organismi Geneticamente Modificati: possibili dinamiche di rischio ed innovazione tra locale e globale

Come stabilire l’impatto ed i rischi di una decisione presa a livello locale su processi politici, deliberativi ed economici a livello globale, e viceversa? Vorrei prendere spunto dal recente dibattito ospitato dalla Fondazione Bassetti sugli Organismi Geneticamente Modificati (OGM) per sostanziare la seguente riflessione. Naturalmente sono consapevole del fatto che su argomenti di tale complessità ... Organismi Geneticamente Modificati: possibili dinamiche di rischio ed innovazione tra locale e globale

An Agenda for Innovation: Minister Stanca’s Lecture at the London School of Economics

The 20th of October 2003 Lucio Stanca, Italian Minister for Innovation and Technologies, has presented the Italian Agenda for Innovation in the Department of Information Systems at the London School of Economics. The presentation has emphasised the potential for innovation that new technologies can offer when properly applied in government and the need to ‘incentivise’ ... An Agenda for Innovation: Minister Stanca’s Lecture at the London School of Economics

A conversation with Professor Ian Angell on GM food and participatory governance

Yesterday, or the day before, I met by chance Prof Angell in the copy room of the department where I work and study. For the few people who donÂ’t know him, Prof. Angell is a leading academic in the Department of Information Systems at the London School of Economics. He is famous for his radical ... A conversation with Professor Ian Angell on GM food and participatory governance

The priorities for the research community

‘The research community needs to complement its historic role in identifying problems of sustainability with a greater willingness to join with the development and other communities to work on practical solutions to those problems. This means bringing our S&T [Science and Technology] to bear on the highest-priority goals of a sustainability transition, with those goals ... The priorities for the research community

ICT policy and Governance

‘While domestic policies are needed to harness ICT for development effectively, international policies forged in multilateral institutions will increasingly define the range of policy options available to developing countries. For example, through the Doha Development Agenda, members of the World Trade Organization will consider new trade obligations governing electronic transactions. Developing country stakeholders should participate ... ICT policy and Governance

ICTs, Governance and Development: understanding risks and challenges

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become a major component of development finance. The United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals and the good governance imitative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have set ambitious policy targets to promote human development and economic growth among Less Developed Countries (LDCs) and consider ICTs as ... ICTs, Governance and Development: understanding risks and challenges