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Global Partnership for Education Launches New Public-Private Initiative to Address the Data Challenge in Global Education

DAKAR, Senegal, February 1, 2018 – In an effort to help developing countries strengthen their collection, management and utilization of education data, high-level representatives from the private sector, international organizations, developing country governments and other partners are coming together at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference to launch a major new initiative called the…
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WTO report: International trade flows have rebounded strongly, trade-restrictive measures decline

Countries are using trade remedies slightly more than in previous years while fewer trade restrictive measures are being implemented, according to an annual report on the international trading environment published by the World Trade Organization on Monday. According to a letter by WTO Director General Azevedo, "International trade flows have rebounded strongly during the last 12 months…
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Commonwealth ICT Investment Forum 2017: partnerships to connect the next billion

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s inaugural Commonwealth ICT investment forum will take place on 10 – 12 April 2017 at the Dubai International Finance Centre, UAE. Commonwealth ICT Invest ’17 will bring together stakeholders from emerging markets to showcase a wide range of projects to potential investors, learn from the experiences of others and network with…
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i4j Book: Disrupting Unemployment

The Future of work is the biggest challenge ahead of us. It will transform the whole economy in the next few years. What is the future of Paid Work? Employment? Education? Benefits? How will workplaces be organized? How will innovation create or destroy jobs? The  i4j (innovation for jobs) Leadership Forum has been discussing how…
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Amnesty International: Jailed IT Expert (Nizar Zakka) Denied Access to Medical Care in Iran

September 16, 2016: Sunday will mark one year since Nizar was kidnapped and unlawfully detained by the Iranian government. Additional information, and suggested action items, will be forthcoming. The trial of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national and permanent US resident held in detention in Tehran’s Evin Prison since September 2015, has concluded after two brief sessions…
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Global Innovation Index 2016: Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S., Finland, Singapore Lead; China Joins Top 25

Geneva, August 15, 2016 PR/2016/793 Released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2016 GII Knowledge Partners, the Confederation of Indian Industry, du and A.T. Kearney China joins the ranks of the world’s 25 most-innovative economies, while Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Finland and Singapore lead the 2016 rankings…
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GCIG Report: Tracing the Economic Impact of Regulations on the Free Flow of Data and Data Localization

GCIG Paper No. 30 SERIES: GLOBAL COMMISSION ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE PAPER SERIES BY: MATTHIAS BAUER, MARTINA F. FERRACANE, AND ERIK VAN DER MAREL PUBLISHED: MAY 10, 2016 This paper explains how the economic costs of data localization and associated regulations on the free flow of data affect downstream economies in a group of emerging economies…
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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends (World Bank)

Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere…
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Experienced Technology Leader Named as ICANN President and CEO

Göran Marby, currently Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) to start at ICANN May 2016  Los Angeles, California… Göran Marby, an experienced business executive and government leader has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). “I’m delighted to announce Göran as…
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