The reports that are already available cover important topics, yet when analysing the TO-BE partnership from an enterprise architecture perspective, it strikes me immediately that one has quickly passed over the 27 Rio Principles that were agreed in 1992.
The report by the SDSN network (2) does not directly refer the Rio Principles.
As for the High-Level Panel Report (1), I noticed this: a) review of Rio Principles is in the Terms of Reference; b) the report ”praises” the Rio Principles and favours their continued use; c) the report is quite explicit on the negative impacts of land grabs, yet when trying to find a Rio Principle that would ”condemn” land grabs, none seems particularly suited; d) the report proposes an ”extended” global partnership, yet the Rio Principles are rather biased towards state-to-state partnerships, and states’ roles
Hence my observation that the High-level Panel missed an opportunity to propose new or modified principles, that would offer guidance to all branches in the new global partnership.
In my further critical analysis of the reports submitted to the Secretary General, I will use the lens of Enterprise Architecture, as prescribed by TOGAF to create a draft Global Partnership Architecture as a case in Societal Architecture: The Handbook (Work in progress, Leanpub).
A draft of the Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-17 by the Planning Commission of the Government of India has been published at the Planning Commission’s website.
On 6 & 7 April 2013 the Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council are inviting citizens to innovatively communicate the Plan through creative visualizations and software applications. This is at the first ever Hackathon on aFive Year Plan (2012-17).
These are exciting times, and social media will play an increasing role in implementing Five Year Plans.
More than half a century ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower said: "Plans are nothing; planning is everything." How to interpret this quote in the contemporary public planning and media setting?
The current version of the plan is published as three pdf books, of 360, 436 and 292 pages. A very good read for any one interested in the socio-economic status of India, its states, its economic sectors and its people.
The success of the plan will depend on how it facilitates further planning, and on the communication of insights and resulting commitments to stakeholders, including those at the base of the pyramid. It is clear that the current version of the plan is nothing in that regard, and that expectations are high that creative visualizations and software applications will improve the situation.
The India development dashboard is intended to offer a service in the targetted low-hurdle communication of planning inputs and outputs among all stakeholders in all economic sectors and functions of government. The Social Media Dream being that the people of India can harvest the everything of public planning.
If you have a Twitter account, and know or wrote an article that is particularly relevant to any ISIC class of economic activities, then find the ISIC code, e.g. 0144 , and use #isic0144 in the tweet with the article’s link (and title).
Visitors of the Actor Atlas, looking for information on their sector of interest will see your tweet and may access the article, even weeks after you tweeted it. No need for retweeting anymore!
the General Accountability Office (this is a mistake in the FT, must be Government Accountability Office): A US public sector agency (= actor in the Actor Atlas jargon), for which a role page is created: http://www.actor-atlas.info/role:government-accountability-office. In this page I generalize a definition for the U.S. situation towards a generic one, referring to Legislature, Executive, and Citizens.
both articles, the one in the Financial Times, and the one by Haldane mention a number of options to deal with the too big to fail problem: these I haven’t studied in detail yet, as these options are from trustworthy sources, I put links in a comment at the sector maphttp://www.actor-atlas.info/sector-map:financial-sector