A day or two ago I wrote about social networking and the Development 2.0 challenge. Â Actually, I had something bigger on my mind, but I needed to try a small bite first. The positive responses suggest that there's a hunger out there for something bigger. Â Well, maybe this could fly with enough help...Â
Whenever a new administration comes to Washington, a cottage industry springs up to produce briefing documents, sometimes called white papers, to advise the government on priorities.
Hi. I just submitted a proposal to the USAID Development 2.0 Challenge called "Social Networking to Improve Advice on Development Priorities to Incoming Administration". Â USAID rightly champions the principles of good governance as fundamental conditions for successful development - principles of transparency, participation of stakeholders in decision making, and access to information, for example. Â I want your help to turn the spotlight back on USAID and give it the chance to bask in some governance goodness. Â I think that social networking tools could help heighten the dialogue on priorities for foreign assistance in the US.