Strengthening Local Economic Governance


Braving the Waves: Gray-Market Trade and Maritime Security in the Sulu Sea

December 4, 2019

Blog Post

In the Sulu Archipelago, off the Philippine island of Mindanao, a demimonde of illicit traders in radar-evading wooden boats smuggle needed goods from Malaysia, while government agents offer protection in exchange for a cut of the profits.


Promoting Open Data in Nepal’s Private Sector

September 11, 2019

Blog Post

The rapid growth, in our era, of data-driven decision-making offers both a challenge and an opportunity for businesses at every level in Nepal. As government agencies, research institutes, and the private sector apply new quantitative tools and the analytical power of computers to understand human systems and social phenomena of every kind, the opp… Read more