Blockchain to replace IOs

The fourth industrial revolution described by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the convergence of the physical, digital, and biological worlds, is often portrayed as being a unique opportunity for citizens to engage with public authorities, and sustain economic growth and unprecedented innovations in terms of speed (exponential growth), scope (disrupts almost every industry in […]

ICTs and Health Institutions

Transparency is often considered a prerequisite for democratic accountability, and can be conceptualized as “the extent to which individuals who may be significantly affected by a decision are able to learn about the decision-making process, including its existence, subject matter, structure and current status” (Dingwerth, 2007: 30). [1] Many global institutions offer online information for […]

Soft power and accountability

States’ interdependence, globalization, expansion of scope and authority of international organizations, and the growth of the global civil society have increased concerns about the use of power on the world stage.[1] The way authority is defined and understood is linked to the notion of legitimacy. Contrary to power, an authority claims a right to rule […]

ICTs and Multi-Stakeholderism

Thanks to ICTs, individuals and organizations transform a grasp of how the world works into working knowledge. This skill revolution consists of an interplay between technologies, education and experience.  These three elements make individuals grow exponentially and enable them to catch the attention of global leaders. [1] Governments, corporations and other collectivities also gained new […]

Financial Institutions and participation

The most important impact that ICTs may have is in the increasing openness and possibility for mass collaboration and participation, which in turn is expected to gradually change governance models. [1] Thanks to ICTs, openness of governance systems and integration of policy making mechanisms can harness collective intelligence, building on the knowledge, experience, and competence […]

Health Institutions and participation

The most important impact that ICTs may have is in the increasing openness and possibility for mass collaboration and participation, which in turn is expected to gradually change governance models. [1] Thanks to ICTs, openness of governance systems and integration of policy making mechanisms can harness collective intelligence, building on the knowledge, experience, and competence […]

Capacity Building and Financial IOs

According to the OECD, capacity development is the process whereby people, organizations and society as a whole unleash, strengthen, create, adapt and maintain capacity over time.[1] Capacity building needs to be distinguished from access to information. Guideline, handouts and documentation is considered access to information. Capacity building is understood here in a restrictive definition as […]

Capacity Building and Health IOs

According to the OECD, capacity development is the process whereby people, organizations and society as a whole unleash, strengthen, create, adapt and maintain capacity over time.[1] Capacity building needs to be distinguished from access to information. Guideline, handouts and documentation is considered access to information. Capacity building is understood here in a restrictive definition as […]

Transparency and Financial IOs

Transparency is often considered a prerequisite for democratic accountability, and can be conceptualized as “the extent to which individuals who may be significantly affected by a decision are able to learn about the decision-making process, including its existence, subject matter, structure and current status” (Dingwerth, 2007: 30). [1] Many global institutions offer online information for […]

Gouvernance Européenne

La nature pourvoit à tous les aspects de la vie humaine, sous forme de nourriture, médicaments, et ressources naturelles, mais également comme source d’innovation, loisirs, et émerveillements. Souvent considérée comme inaltérable, notre planète s’adapte de plus en plus difficilement aux besoins grandissants de l’humanité. Au moment clé où certains États remettent en cause l’importance et […]

ICTs, Openness and ITU

One of the most debated impacts of ICTs on international affairs concerns the increasing openness and possibility for mass collaboration offered by ICTs, which are expected to gradually change governance models.[1] Thanks to ICTs, openness of governance systems and integration of policy making mechanisms can harness collective intelligence, building on the knowledge, experience, and competence […]

ITU, ICTs and transparency

Transparency is often considered a prerequisite for democratic accountability, and can be conceptualized as the extent to which individuals affected by a decision have the capacity to learn about the decision-making process, including subject matter, structure and current status.[1] Therefore we understand transparency as access to information and capacity building. This post will analyze the […]

Innovative Governance : ITU

Globalization and technological advances are altering fundamentally how we live, work and relate to one another. [1] Rapid computerization and adoption of internet in most parts of the world require thinking creatively and inclusively about how to approach large technological shifts and their related questions and issues,[2] including property and privacy rights, freedom of speech, […]

Innovative governance : IUCN

If IUCN has become a reference in terms of biodiversity and conservation, it is not only due to its participatory governance mechanisms, but also to its capacity to produce well-recognized scientific knowledge through its members and commissions. Author: Jerome Duberry