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The GovLab Releases Report Analyzing How Social Media Data Can Be Utilized For Public Good

September 25th, 2017

BROOKLYN, New York – Today, The Governance Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering published a new report detailing how social media data and analytical expertise can solve pressing public problems. “The Potential of Social Media Intelligence to Improve People’s Lives: Social Media Data for Good,” developed with support from Facebook, Inc., also outlines […]

Introducing the Digital Policy Model Canvas

September 22nd, 2017

Digital change and innovation continue to throw up both unprecedented challenges and new opportunities for policymakers around the world. Adapting to the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is one of the main tasks confronting leaders across business, government and civil society. Yesterday, the National Digital Policy Network of the World Economic Forum, of which I am […]

How are Italian Companies Embracing Open Data?

September 12th, 2017

The GovLab and FBK Launch OD200 Italy, the First and Only Comprehensive Mapping of Open Data Use in Italy Are companies embracing the use of open government data? How, why and what data is being leveraged? To answer these questions, the GovLab started a project three years ago, Open Data 500, to map and assess — […]

Converting Ideas Into Action: Next Steps for Smarter Crowdsourcing Against Corruption

August 16th, 2017

Over the past eight weeks, The GovLab, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Mexico’s Secretariat of the Civil Service (Secretaría de la Función Pública, or SFP), held a series of online conferences to generate new, actionable ideas in the fight against corruption in Mexico. Using The GovLab’s Smarter Crowdsourcing method, a collaborative […]

The GovLab Welcomes a New Director of Communications

August 7th, 2017

Innovative Action-Research Center Expands Communications Team to Amplify Its Work in Open Data and Open Governance The Governance Lab is pleased to announce that Timi Lewis has joined as Director of Communications. Timi will lead public relations, social media, digital media, and external engagement for the action-research center based at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. […]

Why We Should Care About Bad Data

August 2nd, 2017

At a time of open and big data, data-led and evidence-based policy making has great potential to improve problem solving but will have limited, if not harmful, effects if the underlying components are riddled with bad data. Why should we care about bad data? What do we mean by bad data? And what are the […]

The GovLab Releases Groundbreaking Report Detailing Why and How Open Data Matters for Developing Economies

July 19th, 2017

New Report Provides Framework to Understand Evidence and Improve Future Open Data Initiatives; Expands Insights and Practices Gathered from 12 Case Studies of Developing Economies; Identifies 27 Success Factors in a Unique Periodic Table of Open Data; and Offers Recommendations BROOKLYN, New York –Today, The Governance Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has […]

Moving Toward Automatic Benefits in New York City

June 30th, 2017

On Tuesday, GovLab’s director, Professor Beth Simone Noveck, appeared at a hearing of the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare to provide expert testimony in support of a bill aimed at easing the process of applying for public benefits. This bill, entitled “Notification of Public Assistance Eligibility,” was introduced originally in 2015 by Councilmember […]

The GovLab Index: Collective Intelligence

June 27th, 2017

By Hannah Pierce and Audrie Pirkl Please find below the next installment in The GovLab Index series inspired by the Harper’s Index. Following the 2017 Collective Intelligence Conference, this installment highlights outcomes, impacts and trends related to efforts to tap into collective intelligence toward solving public problems. We begin with a selection of statistics across […]

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