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Citizenship & Rights
Looking For a Public Service Career? Advice from Professor Don F. Kettl

Looking For a Public Service Career? Advice from Professor Don F. Kettl

Professor Donald F. Kettl is the Sid Richardson Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin and has won lifetime awards for teaching as well as consulted for government

Health
Mutually Assured Aid: The U.S. Boom in Grassroots Community Organizing

Mutually Assured Aid: The U.S. Boom in Grassroots Community Organizing

As the pandemic began to rage across the U.S. in March 2020, social services and nonprofits struggled to meet demand. Many communities came together and stepped into the vacuum and have continued to do so

Podcasts
Made in Africa: A Conversation with Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng

Made in Africa: A Conversation with Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng

Our inaugural guest on the new podcast series, Driving Change: Made In Africa, is Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, or Dr. T, as she is more commonly known. Dr. T is a woman of many talents. She

Education
Bell Tolls on Student Debt Reform

Bell Tolls on Student Debt Reform

A university education has been an engine of social mobility in the US for close to a century but spiraling student debt is risking a more unequal economy, as underprivileged students struggle to meet the

Inclusive Economy
Securing Jobs for Young Africans

Securing Jobs for Young Africans

Young people in Africa can be drawn into public service because they exhibit an overwhelming desire to bring an end to corruption. That’s the view of Reeta Roy, chief executive of MasterCard Foundation, whose Young Africa

Climate
Is Micromobility Here To Stay? The 3 Things Policymakers Need To Do

Is Micromobility Here To Stay? The 3 Things Policymakers Need To Do

At Driving Change we have been looking in depth at the micromobility movement, how it started and its impact on cities and people's well-being. Have you started using a bike-sharing scheme since the start of the pandemic? Have

Climate
Sharing is Caring: Equity through Micromobility

Sharing is Caring: Equity through Micromobility

When it comes to commuting, research shows that a mix of faster and more carbon-friendly ways of getting around bring outsized financial and health gains to low-income communities. Either paired with mass transit or on

Climate
Can Micromobility Make our Cities, Skies and Lives Healthier?

Can Micromobility Make our Cities, Skies and Lives Healthier?

The bicycle is an unlikely winner of the pandemic. In the past year, Paris has permanently cleared out cars on tony Rue de Rivoli near the Louvre to ease its flow of bikes, buses and

Climate
China’s Bike Boomerang

China’s Bike Boomerang

As the original ‘Bicycle Kingdom’, China was often associated with its iconic flying pigeon bicycles. Millions of state-backed bikes shuttled folks between farming jobs and home. But in the 1990s government officials started to encourage

Citizenship & Rights
Nimble Governance: Estonia’s Digital Residency Reforms Reflect Start-Up Culture

Nimble Governance: Estonia’s Digital Residency Reforms Reflect Start-Up Culture

In December 2014, Edward Lucas, then an editor at The Economist, became Estonia’s first e-Resident. The initiative, hatched earlier that year, issues a digital identity to people outside the country, providing them access to e-governance

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