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Governance

Bloomberg: 'People Care About Services, Not Ideologies'

The European | Max Tholl | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

As a former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg knows what challenges cities have to face today and how to respond to them. He told Max Thol...

AFC Power Struggle Reflects Sorry State of Soccer Governance

James Dorsey | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

FIFA Vice President and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee member Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein in an uncommon display of elegance and...

Coming Clean: Pressure Mounts for Qatari Transparency and Proper FIFA Investigation

James Dorsey | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

Fresh allegations by a British Sunday paper of Qatari wrongdoing in its successful bid to clinch the hosting of the 2022 World Cup have increased pres...

Urban Outfitters' Resistance to Diversity Is as Outdated as Bobby Socks and Parachute Pants

Denise L. Nappier | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Denise L. Nappier

Visit an Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie or Free People clothing store, and you're likely to think, "They know their market." Yet Urban Outfitters, which owns all three stores, has leaders who are so out of touch that for years they have refused to have a policy to even consider having women and minorities on its board of directors.

Why We All Want to Change the World (And Why We Often Fail)

Maya Mathias | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Maya Mathias

On a week when the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square incident, I wonder about the connection between our individual perceptions versus the collective reality of what humanity wants to change.

How Healthy Do You Want Your Nonprofit Board to Be?

Anne Wallestad | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Anne Wallestad

Can you imagine saying, "I don't have time to manage my staff" or "We don't have the resources to fundraise"? No, it wouldn't happen, because it's understood we have to invest in these things for our organizations to flourish.

The Power of Questions to Fix Political Reputation

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Disappointingly, though perhaps not surprisingly, voter turnout in Portugal has collapsed from 91.5 percent in 1975, the year of the first democratic elections, to 58.1 percent in the 2011 parliamentary elections.

On Mars, Who's in Charge?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

One sign we're on our way not just to visit, but to colonize, Mars is that people are talking about what sort of governance the first settlers will implement and adhere to.

19th-Century General Teaches 21st-Century Economists and Politicians: Arthur Wellesley and the IMF Programs in Portugal

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Last week, the Prime Minister of Portugal announced the end of the third intervention of the International Monetary Fund in the country since 1978. But the challenges Portugal faces in building a flexible economy will continue.

My Next Board Meeting

Jesse Rosen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Jesse Rosen

I'm looking forward to it -- unlike Michael Kaiser, who just told us how relieved he is to never see his board again in "My Last Board Meeting." Like...

Building up Trust

OECD | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics
OECD

By Rolf Alter In 2008, a Gallup poll reported that, on average, less than half of the OECD population trusted their government. The crisis worsened...

Four Decades after the 'Third Wave of Democratization' and the Irrelevance of Political Parties' Differences in Portugal: 1974-2014

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.19.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In the last forty years, periods of economic growth, stagnation, and recession have occurred in equal measure irrespective of which party held the power.

Scandal-ridden Asian Football Body Unfazed by Glaring Lack of Accountability

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

Efforts to reform Asian soccer governance have stalled more than a year after FIFA ousted disgraced former Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed Bin Hammam in the sport's worst corruption scandal that tainted multiple members of the executive committees of both the world soccer and the Asian soccer body.

Show Me the Money: How to Make Governments Work

Keith W. McLean | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Keith W. McLean

One important piece of the puzzle can be summed up thus: Open budgets = transparent budget processes + open data + citizen engagement.

Corruption -- An Epidemic of Epic Scale in India

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.04.2014 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Corruption is an epidemic tearing into India's foundation and economic wellbeing. It can only be fixed by those who live in this country -- 'we, the people'.

It's Not the End of the Internet as We Know It -- Five Myths About the Recent U.S. Internet Announcement

Fadi Chehadé | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Fadi Chehadé

As the Internet expands, we must ensure that it continues to be a platform for choice and competition, drives innovation and infuses development across the globe.

Separatism Everywhere : The New Global Epidemic

Kimon Valaskakis | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Kimon Valaskakis

Like modern marriages, half of which end in divorce, there is a new and ominous global threat: the break-up of previously stable political entities through separatism.

Good Governance Matters in Whether Societies Go Backward or Forward

Kemal Dervis | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Kemal Dervis

It is the nature of governance that determines whether people deploy their talents and energy in pursuit of innovation, production and job creation, or in rent-seeking and lobbying for political protection. The contrast is starkest in emerging countries, but differences also exist among the advanced economies.

Qatar Unwittingly Forces Potential Improvement of Soccer Governance

James Dorsey | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

This is hardly how Qatar would have wanted to do it, but the Gulf state has unwittingly contributed to a potential improvement in the governance of soccer and word sports as a result of mounting controversy over its labor standards.

How Companies Can Achieve Effective Board Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, and NGO Partnerships

Alice Korngold | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

Through effective NGO/nonprofit board-matching programs, global corporations can further advance their interests in solving global problems by developing better leaders and relationships for their companies and the world.

No One's World

Charles Kupchan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Charles Kupchan

The West's power is fading, and emerging economies are gaining ground. In the near future, the world will have numerous centers of power, founded on alternative models. This change can take place in an orderly and peaceful way if the West recuperates its leadership role, and to do so, it will have to relaunch its economy and its democratic institutions. The twenty-first century will not belong to the United States, Europe or China. It will be no one's world.

Governance Challenge: The Board's Role in Crisis and Risk Management

Harlan Loeb | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Challenging as it is, unprecedented risk creates a spur for change.

All Our Challenges in the Next Decade Are Interlinked

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

All our key challenges in the next decade are interlinked. In order to meet them, we need to fully understand how they are related.

Ringing in 2014: A New Political Experiment in India

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Prem M. Trivedi

As India looks forward to the new year, a political party's ability to usher in a new era of governance will be keenly observed not only by Indians, but also by those around the world interested in political reform.

To End Poverty, You Have to End Corruption

Huguette Labelle | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Huguette Labelle

The effects of corruption are personal and they are devastating. Corruption leaves children without mothers, families without health care, people without food, the elderly without security, and businesses without capital.