Rooting new kinds of public service in new kinds of relationships
As the gap between resource supply and service demand widens, Brendan Martin reflects on what makes good leadership
How do social norms and mental models shape individual and collection action, and what does that mean for policy and practice?
Development Impact Bonds were supposed to be the next big thing. But do they give power to the right people?
As long as working people are seen as a cost to development rather than its agents there will be no holistic policy.
Six months after the launch of the Development Impact Bonds idea there are still none in operation.
Employee representation on company boards is a vital form of worker voice but the route to workplace democracy must vary.
Workers in the informal economy and slum dwellers can be active and organised contributors to raising the triple bottom line
A review panel chaired by the South African planning minister is highly critical of the World Bank's Doing Business report
Equating people and profit makes no sense. Sustainability means deciding which is the master and which the servant.
Unions must transform themselves radically to relate to the insecurities, needs and aspirations of those in the precariat.
Born out of political violence in Kenya, Nairobi-based social enterprise Ushahidi has developed its mapping work internationally
Shouldn't the United Nations be setting a good global example about justice for young workers? So why no pay for its "interns"?
The idea that the 'precariat' is a new class is an obstacle not only to understanding but also to organisation
The 150-year history of the world's first underground railway parallels that of the changing meaning of 'public service'.
The economic crisis has caused both job losses and wage reductions among both formally and informally employed workers
Jeff Sachs says global institutions should set goals that link economic, social and environmental sustainability. Is he right?
Ford led the private transport revolution in the 20th Century. Will it really lead a public transport revolution in the 21st?
Just because the private sector creates most jobs doesn't mean that if the private sector grows good jobs will follow.
The 2013 Doing Business Report says less regulation means more jobs, contradicting the 2013 World Development Report!
Former World Bank staffer Steve Commins argues for more political economy analysis about winners and losers in job creation
The World Bank published its 2013 World Development Report, on Jobs, on 1st October. Here we have our say and invite yours.