Danny is the Centre for Public Impact’s Program Director overseeing its global activities, its research and partnerships. Danny has a particular interest in the use of evidence in policymaking and in “algorithmic” governance as well as its regulation. Previously he was a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Berlin where he worked on digital innovation issues.
At the turn of the 21st century, only 30 percent of Latin American citizens had access to the Internet. In recent years, this number has doubled to 62 percent, but the gains are unevenly distributed (ITU 2015). The region still lags Europe and North America in network speeds and full mobile access. Digitally connecting the hemisphere remains one of the key challenges for Latin America to fully leverage the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to boost productivity and enhance government efficiency. The nation of Uruguay is a notable outlier in these regional trends.
Despite the enormous reductions in child mortality across the world, the African continent remains a perilous place for mothers and newborns. The region accounts for almost half of all maternal deaths worldwide (WHO 2016). Besides the terrible loss of life, maternal deaths take a toll on surviving family members, hampering their health, education, and economic opportunities. In Zambia in 2010, there were 591 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.
Gautrain Rapid Rail Reduces Carbon Footprints, Commuter Agonies; Connects Johannesburg-Pretoria Corridor
The province of Gauteng occupies 2 percent of South Africa’s landmass yet generates nearly 40 percent of its gross domestic product and houses two major cities and a major airport. Historically, the province and its public transport developed unevenly, ushering a culture of private cars and unsafe, unreliable rail transit. Road congestion leads to limited economic productivity, living standards, and tourism.