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April 10, 2005

Story Tech I: Police in Pakistan

It is the year 2015 and I am living in Pakistan and working as a senior law enforcement officer for the police department.

A public policy issue affecting development in Pakistan of importance to me is: police accountability.

There have been tremendous development advances in this area in the last ten years. Please describe the situation as though you were in the year 2015 looking backward to 2005. What happened? The civil society has grown stronger. Watch dog groups have emerged as a force to be reckoned with, which resulted in the community's partipation in matters relating to police accountability.

Innovative uses of technology have made a significant contribution to success in this area. As you look back over the past 10 years, from 2015 to 1005, what were the innovative uses of technology that helped to achieve this success?

Because of the free civil society, the media, legislature, non-governmental control emerged, resulting in better accountability of police. This all happened because of the institutionalized participation of community in police matters, especially those relating to discipline.

Describe the barriers that had to be overcome regarding the implementation of these technologies. What were the key practical barriers, such as: infrastructure, policy, capacity to obtain financing, the knowledge base, installation, training, and maintaining the technologies?

Introductuion of police resource which made police politically neutral, democratically controlled and answerable to public. Previously it was a para-military force answerable to government in power, not the community.

How did you overcome these barriers? The complete system of police was overhauled through reforms, which focused on making police politically neutral, democratically controlled, and answerable to the public.

Posted by chri1010 at 1:15 AM

StoryTech I: A City Mayor in Tunisia

It is the year 2015 and I am living in Tunisia and working as a city mayor.

A public policy issue affecting development in Tunisia of importance to me is: the government decided to invest big money in public transportation and "soft modes" rather than roads.

There have been tremendous development advances in this area in the last ten years. Please describe the situation as though you were in the year 2015 looking backward to 2005. What happened? In 2005, they stopped building big interchanges right downtown and began thinking about sustainability of mobility.

Innovative uses of technology have made a significant contribution to success in this area. As you look back over the past 10 years, from 2015 to 1005, what were the innovative uses of technology that helped to achieve this success?

1. Implementation of intelligent systems helped improve the productivity and attractiveness of public transortation.

2. Innovation in mind thinking often is more important than "technology."

Describe the barriers that had to be overcome regarding the implementation of these technologies. What were the key practical barriers, such as: infrastructure, policy, capacity to obtain financing, the knowledge base, installation, training, and maintaining the technologies?

* Barriers are more political than technical.
*To prevent being driven in vicious circles.
* The economy should be robust which means with the capacity of creating wealth. Then it can overcome problems.

How did you overcome these barriers? We invested in marketing.

Posted by chri1010 at 1:05 AM

April 8, 2005

StoryTech Scenario 1

HHH Fellows StoryTech Scenario I
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Please click on the comments link at the end of the StoryTech to post your own StoryTech. Include your country and sector (see the list of sectors in the post following this one).

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It is the year 2015 and you are living in ___________________________
(country) and working as a ____________________________ (position)
for _________________________ (name of organization).

A public policy issue affecting development in your country of importance to you is: ___________________________________________________

There have been tremendous development advancements in this area in the last ten years. Please describe the situation as though you were in the year 2015 looking backward to 2005. What happened?
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Innovative uses of technology have made a significant contribution to success in this issue area. As you look back over the past 10 years, from 2015 to 2005, what were the innovative uses of technology that helped to achieve this success?
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Describe the barriers that had to be overcome regarding the implementation of these technologies. What were the key practical barriers, such as: infrastructure, policy, capacity to obtain financing, the knowledge base, installation, training, and maintaining the technologies?
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How did you overcome these barriers?
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Posted by chri1010 at 12:08 AM