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Tag Archives: Policy

A step towards better science for education policy

By Connie St Louis- SciDev.Net Evidence-based policy. It’s one of those phrases that has become ubiquitous. But what exactly does it mean? And perhaps more importantly, where is that evidence coming from, and can it be trusted as a basis for formulating policy? The NGO The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has been wrestling with such questions in the …

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A step towards better science for education policy

By SciDev.Net – Connie St Louis Evidence-based policy. It’s one of those phrases that has become ubiquitous. But what exactly does it mean? And perhaps more importantly, where is that evidence coming from, and can it be trusted as a basis for formulating policy? The NGO The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has been wrestling with such questions in …

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Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate “No-Cloud” Policy Will Be as Rare as a “No-Internet” Policy Is Today

Hybrid Will Be the Most Common Use of the Cloud. By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today, according to Gartner, Inc. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of …

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Tsunami forecast models ‘too simple’, say researchers

  Tsunami forecasting could be significantly improved if the computer models used to predict wave behaviour were to incorporate data on the waves’ complex behaviour as they come into shore and break, according to researchers. Writing in a themed issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, the researchers describe the current state of tsunami dynamics and forecasting, and suggest policy changes aimed at …

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Rio+20 talks ‘too focused on techno fixes’, UN hears

The conviction that new technologies will solve the world’s environmental and social problems has overly dominated early negotiations leading up to the Rio+20 summit in Brazil in June, a UN General Assembly meeting has heard. Mentions of technology were “almost endless” in the first draft of the outcome document, known as the ‘zero draft’, according to Pat Mooney, executive director of the Action Group on …

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