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Access to Knowledge

Access to knowledge is a founding principle of any open society. From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, legal information to scientific data, new technologies bring new opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. We support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.

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Indicators for a Broad and Bold Education Agenda

These papers propose formulations for indicators that might inform civil society advocacy as well as negotiations aimed at settling post-2015 education targets, while highlighting potential unintended consequences.

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Technology and the Future of Work: The State of the Debate

This review examines major perspectives on the role of technology in shaping the future of work.

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The Transparency Law That’s Opening Up Pakistan

A groundbreaking right-to-information law is already bearing fruit in Pakistan, as citizens and the media use it to shine a light on government corruption and inefficiency.

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Machinations and Manipulations: Bots, Big Data, and the Internet of Things

Philip Howard, professor of technology and international affairs, will present his latest book, Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up, followed by an open discussion.

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The Tricky Practice—and Vast Potential—of Public Polling in Burma

A new study shows that even in a society where freedom of expression is restricted, pollsters can learn a lot about what people want from their government.

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Is This the End of Jobs as We Know Them?

In the future, which workers will “win” and which ones will “lose”?