Informing citizens


How can civil society and the media in emerging economies keep voters informed and influence incumbent politicians? Can this be done effectively and safely in the current polarised political environment? A panel discussion with:

  • Davey Alba, senior technology reporter, BuzzFeed News
  • Anjali Bhardwaj, Founder, Satark Nagrik Sangathan (Society for Citizens’ Vigilance Initiative)
  • Dr Julien Labonne, Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

In an increasingly unstable global political climate, governments around the world face greater challenges than ever. This year, the Challenges of Government Conference looks at the 'Future of Government', analysing how technological changes, new kinds of politics and different approaches to addressing inequality can be harnessed for the public good.

The Challenges of Government Conference is the Blavatnik School's annual flagship event, which brings together the brightest minds in government, the private sector and academia to discuss policies, strategies and solutions to the world’s public policy challenges.

With thanks to our knowledge partner: McKinsey Center for Government.