Few months ago Uganda launched 2040 Vision. The document is imaginative but weak on benchmark drivers to achieving an integrated first world economy by 2040. For example, the role of knowledge is not clearly articulated. In all developed nations on earth, Think tanks are bedrocks of knowledge agenda.
On 20thSeptember in New York President Barack Obama launched the Open Government Partnership (OGP, see www.opengovpartnership.org), a powerful, new effort that seeks to make governments more open to their citizens. Not anyone can join; eligible countries need to meet a minimum set of transparency criteria.