• World Happiness Report Sept 2013

    World Happiness Report – September 2013

    The world is now in the midst of a major policy debate about the objectives of public policy. What should be the world’s Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015-2030? The World Happiness Report 2013 is offered as a contribution to that crucial debate. In July 2011 the UN General Assembly passed a historic resolution. […]

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  • The Maturing of the MOOC UK BIS Sept 2013

    The Maturing of the MOOC – UK BIS September 2013

    Elite institutions in The Academy, primarily leading US universities, are widely engaging enthusiastically in MOOCs by lending brand, content, funds, staff, badging and policy support. They see opportunities for brand enhancement, pedagogic experimentation, recruitment and business model innovation. The pro-MOOC impetus is producing a conspicuous literature. It reports positively on these experiments, describing a process […]

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  • Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure - VIC Auditor General September 2013

    Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure – VIC Auditor General September 2013

    Telecommunications services, in particular fixed voice and mobile phones, are essential to support the delivery of government services. In 2004, the state executed contracts for the Telecommunications Purchasing and Management Strategy (TPAMS), comprising Telecommunications Carriage Services (TCS) agreements with approved providers. The agreements aim to deliver best value to agencies for fixed voice, mobile and […]

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  • Internet Voting in Australian Election Systems - AEC September 2013

    Internet Voting in Australian Election Systems – AEC September 2013

    The issue of internet voting is one of the more testing ones currently faced by election administrators, not least because of the diversity of views which it generates. Proponents of such a use of the internet see it as a potentially powerful, and perhaps inevitable, way of enabling electors, or certain categories of electors, to […]

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  • How To Make A City Great McKinsey Sept 2013

    How To Make A City Great – McKinsey September 2013

    This report is the result of extensive research conducted over the course of a year by McKinsey team around the world. The research reviewed data measuring city performance along economic, environmental, and social dimensions. Three sources were particularly helpful in this respect: the Mercer Quality of Life Index, the Siemens Green City Index, and MGI’s […]

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Global State of Broadband ITU September 2013

Global State of Broadband – ITU September 2013

Affordable broadband connectivity, services and applications are essential to modern society, offering widely recognized social and economic benefits. The Broadband Commission for Digital Development promotes the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies for all, so everyone can take advantage of the benefits offered by broadband. With this Report, the Broadband Commission expands awareness and understanding […]

Builders of the Digital Ecosystem Report Booz Sept 2013

Builders of the Digital Ecosystem Report – Booz September 2013

Businesses around the world are looking to gain an edge in the race to digital ecosystem – to seamlessly incorporate new computing, communications, and collaboration technologies; to streamline their operations; and to connect more closely with customers, suppliers, and partners. To do so, they must look to the continually evolving ecosystem of hardware, software, IT […]

Benefits of Broadband - DBCDE Deloitte Access Economics September 2013

Benefits of Broadband – DBCDE Deloitte Access Economics September 2013

High-speed broadband is transforming our economy and society, with major implications for households, business, governments and the environment. The report looks over the horizon to 2020 when Australia’s economy will be a fully digital economy, powered by the National Broadband Network (NBN). Recent developments like smartphones, apps and social media will be more deeply embedded, […]

Coalition’s Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy - Liberal Party September 2013

Coalition’s Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy – Liberal Party September 2013

Digital Economy and Information and communication technologies (ICT) are transforming the way we work and driving change in many industries. Governments everywhere understand their decisions can assist or impede businesses and families adjust to an increasingly digital economy and society. Since 2007, Labor has presided over a sharp fall in Australia’s ranking as a digital […]

Zero To Eight Young Children Internet Use – UK LSE August 2013

EU Kids Online has spent seven years investigating 9-16 year olds’ engagement with the internet, focusing on the benefits and risks of children’s internet use. While this meant examining the experiences of much younger children than had been researched before EU Kids Online began its work in 2006, there is now a critical need for […]

Gender Pay Gap in Australia – WGEA August 2013

This gender pay fact sheet has been compiled primarily from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) average weekly earnings data set, that calculates the average full-time weekly earnings before tax of men and women, excluding factors such as overtime and pay that is salary sacrificed. Where data were unavailable from average weekly earnings (such as […]

ESOPs and Start-ups Discussion Paper – Australia Treasury August 2013

Innovation is vital to Australia if we are to continue to improve our living standards, create new business opportunities and be globally competitive. The development of a strong and innovative economy is essential to creating jobs and improving productivity and competitiveness. A flourishing start-ups sector is an important element of ensuring Australia is a thriving […]

Broadband Adoption in the US – Pew August 2013

As of May 2013, 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. This is a small but statistically significant rise from the 66% of adults who said they had home broadband in […]