Welcome to the first edition of our “Global Integrity Insider”, a snapshot of what we’ve been up to over the last couple of months in our efforts to explore the value (and limits) of data-driven, learning-centered, and politically-savvy approaches to supporting governance reform.
The current plan is to share some highlights – and, coming soon, lowlights and learning opportunities – every couple of months. But we’re very open to feedback about what would be most interesting and useful. So, let us know what you’d like!
Beyond the exciting progress across our program areas, and at the OpenGov Hub, particular highlights have been:
- the publication of a World Development Report that, with our nudges helping things along, moves squarely beyond “best practice”;
- our engagement in the early stage design of a learning network on power and politics; and
- the publication of our Annual Report on “Listening, learning and open governance”.
We’ve also had two excellent board meetings where we’ve been pushed to communicate more clearly our ambition, to give additional thought to how our US-focused work might adapt to the new political context, and to further strengthen our systems for monitoring, evaluation and learning.