How can we redirect some of the energy going into either empty futurism or hand-wringing anxiety around the Future of Work towards practical action and planning?
The question is very interesting and perspicacious, so some elements for thought than answer. The future is full of surprises in all areas and according to the most plausible future scenarios society develops specific skills and wo... Read more »
The answer will have to be: Organizing our societies so that age - for most - is a promise of continued work, earning your keep, as if you were 10+ years younger. For those fewer in generally bad health worn down by work, or life-style, society has to provi... Read more »
We are asking what experiences people have had of using "policy Labs" inside and outside of Government? We are especially interested in where some form of 'virtual' space has been used?
In Brazil, the Federal Government has been running a successful initiative called GNova (http://gnova.enap.gov.br/index.php), but it is not online. Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the UK Policy Lab (https://openpolicy.blog.gov.uk/about), with a greater online presence than its Brazilian counterpa... Read more »
For me the role of activism is problematic. On one hand, it is vital to have engaged society, which not only care enough about something to spent their time protesting, but also meet together and make relationship with others like-minded people in the world where we desperately need th... Read more »
@ Bashar Agree that soft skills are more in demand...employers seeking greater balance, but not at expense of hard. Some regional differences...India & China still seeking lots of hard skills, US & Europe more of both.
Affordable housing is often an invisible issue. How can policymakers from local communities, national entities and IGOs collaborate to make adequate and affordable housing accessible to more people?
I developed a simple method that could help to solve this issue, depending on the region the cost is nearly $2,000usd per house if you optimize the process, and the method is free for all, I use a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY 4.0): https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.16534.60489 I'm working in the second part that don't need public services, it could be ready soon.
Given the increasing concerns around privacy, how can we balance efforts to improve the use of government data to generate impact and create value?
Private Parties and another General Law for the Protection of Personal Data in Possession of Obligated Subjects, which applies to the government in its three areas and to other subjects . The latter goes hand in hand with the Law on transparency and access to informati... Read more »