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Accounting for diversity: policy design and Māori development in Aotearoa New Zealand

In New Zealand, efforts are being made to tailor policies and associated services to the needs of Māori. This has been done through devolution and decentralization of service delivery to iwi and Māori organisations; the participation of Māori themselves in service delivery and governance; strengthened outreach and communication; and incorporation of Māori culture, philosophy (kaupapa), and language into policy design and delivery. Such a course of action has brought about notable success.

Beyond transition: towards inclusive societies

United Nations system- wide action plan on Youth Report

Cash transfers, conditions, school enrollment, and child work: evidence from a randomized experiment in Ecuador

One of the mechanisms employed for overcoming the gap between provision and uptake is conditional transfers. Imagine a poor family with several school-aged children (there is a potential demand for education), living right across the street from a public school, but not enrolled. Put simply, there is no supply-side limitation (the school exists, including teachers, textbooks etc.) and the (potential) demand exists as well, but they are not coming together.

Evaluating the impact of conditional cash transfer programs

Big data for development: a primer

In one of its proof-of-concept projects, Global Pulse attempted to find out whether social media can add depth to unemployment statistics.

An exploratory look at public sector innovation in GCC countries

Research into individual innovation cases allows for comparisons and generalisations to be made. In 2011, NESTA in the United Kingdom piloted a survey attempting to identify the most important sources of innovation in the national public sector, targeting members of the National Health Service (NHS) and local government organisations. A similar approach was taken by the EU Innobarometer in 2010 and when the two surveys are compared, a broadly similar distribution of innovation sources was revealed. Through the analysis of individual innovation cases, patterns were identified.

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