• Photo: Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images. Research paper

    Overcoming Barriers to Data Sharing in Public Health: A Global Perspective

    Political, economic and legal obstacles to data sharing in public health will be the most challenging to overcome.

    Michael Edelstein
    Dr Jussi Sane, Senior Epidemiologist, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images.Research paper

    Data Sharing for Public Health: Key Lessons from Other Sectors

    This paper examines the experiences of data sharing within sectors outside of public health to identify fresh perspectives on how to resolve the data sharing challenges confronting the public health community.

    Matthew Brack

    Dr Tito Castillo, Independent Consultant; Managing Director, Xperimint Ltd

  • Other

    Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security

    There is the potential for a damaging erosion of trust in the absence of a broad social agreement on norms for digital privacy and security. A commitment to the concept of collaborative security and to privacy must replace lengthy and over-politicized negotiations and conferences.

    Global Commission on Internet Governance

  • Research paper

    The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River

    The Euphrates’ existing resource security challenges have been compounded by upheaval in Syria and Iraq. Without urgent attention, stresses on the river’s resources will add to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis created by the conflict.

    Nouar ShamoutGlada Lahn
  • Research paper

    The Impact of IEDs on the Humanitarian Space in Afghanistan

    Experiences in Afghanistan highlight the fundamental challenge IEDs pose to the humanitarian sector, as the principles of neutrality and impartiality are eroded and humanitarian aid is increasingly militarized and politicized.

    Hannah BryceHenry Dodd
  • Research paper

    Education and Democratic Development in Kuwait: Citizens in Waiting

    Kuwait, often hailed as the most politically democratic of the Gulf states, continues to use its education system to promote uncritical nationalism and Islamic obedience, in tension with its democratic maturation and its aspirations for a knowledge-based society.

    Rania Al-Nakib, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Gulf University for Science and Technology

  • The World Today

    Postcard from… Cairo

    Football stadiums are emptied to quash the Ultras


    Louisa Loveluck is Cairo Correspondent of The Daily Telegraph 

  • The World Today

    Why everyone benefits when women are in employment

    Women comprise just under half the world's population and great strides have been made in advancing their rights. Yet their participation in the workforce is actually falling and their earning potential is still restricted. And this is not just a Third World problem: the West is also guilty. Enabling women to work benefits everyone


    Jeni Klugman is a development economist and a Fellow at the Kennedy School, Harvard University

  • The World Today

    How to re-open a cash lifeline to Somalia

    Money laundering and terrorism curbs have severed vital remittance channels which account for more than all foreign aid


    Laura Hammond is Reader and Head of Development Studies, SOAS University of London

  • The World Today

    A lot of pain for so little gain

    The EU bears some responsibility for Greece’s liquidity crisis


    Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) and author of Greekonomics