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Government to Networked Governance: A global trend

Posted by Steve Waddell in Net Dev, Policy/ad. on March 27, 2012

Networked governance is greatly increasing in importance and influence.  That’s highlighted in a recent report to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) titled Networks for Prosperity:  Achieving Development Goals through Knowledge Sharing.  And what are the implications for …


Raising Billions to Address Globalization with Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in Funding, Policy/ad. on September 21, 2010

There will be some form of taxation on international financial flows in the near future. Japan, France and Belgium announced their support for it today at the UN Millennium Development Goal Summit. Billions of dollars will be raised. What should be done with that money? That question behind a meeting I organized last week in Paris of a leading group of Global Action Networks (GANs) and the Permanent Secretary to the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development (LG).Read More...

Four Roles for Change Networks in Global Policy

Posted by Steve Waddell in Policy/ad. on April 13, 2010

We all know that global policy making is pretty weak. Governments sign lots of agreements. But then, more often than not, nothing happens. Networks have a crucial role to play in correcting the situation.Read More...

Competition Among Change Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in Learning, Net Dev, Policy/ad. on March 31, 2010

When John Ruggie was describing his work with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to reduce corporate-related human rights abuses, I couldn’t help thinking “do we really need another global network on this issue? Would it be better to think about possibilities of them working together more closely? Is this simply another case of ‘government’ wanting to “be in charge’, and resistant to joining others? Or are the current networks too tied to their own identities to look at the bigger change opportunity?”Read More...

Financial crisis as a large system change challenge

Posted by Steve Waddell in Learning, Net Dev, Policy/ad. on February 10, 2010

If you were given 10 million euros and three to five years, how would you go about “changing the role of the financial system to better serve economic, social and environmental objectives”? The EU is asking that question. And that’s something that I’ve been answering with a consortium of more that 20 European universities. Our proposal went in last week.Read More...

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