Post Tagged with: "COGC2016"

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

Breaking new ground: social impact financing in healthcare

As an Australian junior doctor doing the rounds on an otherwise unremarkable Monday, here is a list of conditions you might encounter on a typical hospital ward: lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, vascular disease, dementia…and so the list goes on. And don’t forget Mr Smith in Bed 2A – he […]

by × 20 May 2016 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Market in Chennai, India. Photo: McKay Savage, source: Flickr.

Solving the identity jumble

Human beings, as individuals and collectives, take a lot of pride in their identities. It makes them part of a larger whole, a cultural and historical richness evolving over centuries. But, the narrative of identity has also been the dominant discourse in politics. It is a powerful tool to create […]

by × 19 May 2016 ×

BSG Students, Science and technology

Image from a panel discussion at the Blavatnik School of Government. Photo by John Cairns.

Why can’t the government be more like TripAdvisor?

To get a new driver’s license in Jakarta, one has to go to a police administrative office, whose front façade is usually adorned with large banners saying “our commitment is to give prime service” or “we’re not perfect but we always try.” But anyone who has been there knows that […]

by × 18 May 2016 ×