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Innovations in the Fight against Corruption in Latin America

December 10th, 2018

Reposted from Forbes, December 9, 2018 Today is International Anti-Corruption Day, an annual commemoration of passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption fifteen years ago. In honor of the occasion, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has published an important, practical and prescriptive report with recommendations for every sector of society from government to individuals on innovative and effective approaches to […]

Reimagining Public-Private Partnerships

November 29th, 2018

By Stefaan Verhulst and Andrew J. Zahuranec Four Shifts and Innovations in Sharing and Leveraging Private Assets and Expertise for the Public Good For years, public-private partnerships (PPPs) have promised to help governments do more for less. Yet, the discussion and experimentation surrounding PPPs often focus on outdated models and narratives, and the field of […]

The GovLab Launches The Living Library – A New Resource on Technology, Innovation and Governance

November 14th, 2018

Today, the GovLab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced the launch of The Living Library – a new resource that seeks to inform those interested in and working at the intersection of technology, innovation, and governance. Specifically, the site includes thousands of curated pieces of content – ranging from journal articles and research papers, […]

“People-Led Innovation” – a Project from the GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation – to be Showcased at Paris Peace Forum

November 8th, 2018

This Sunday, November 11, 2018, the GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation will join nearly 20,000 experts and practitioners from the fields of politics, economics, academia, media, and civil society for the inaugural Paris Peace Forum, to present their project: People-Led Innovation. The project, titled People-Led Innovation: Toward a Methodology for Solving Urban Problems in the […]

The Emergence of Data Collaboratives…in Numbers

November 8th, 2018

Data Collaboratives are a new form of collaboration, beyond the public-private partnership model, in which participants from different sectors — including private companies, research institutions, and government agencies — can exchange data to help solve public problems. They range from the use of telecom data to inform urban planning to intelligence products illuminating economic trends developed with proprietary financial […]

LAUNCH of New Platform and Field Report on Blockhange – Blockchain Technologies for Social Change

November 1st, 2018

Blockchain technologies are a new form of data disclosure technologies that have received extensive coverage and attention because of their potential to transform (or “disrupt”) industry sectors – ranging from financial services and publishing to supply chain management and real-estate. Additionally, blockchain is increasingly believed to be capable of positively empowering underserved populations in a […]

“Learning Public Innovation” Conferences: Measurement and Evaluation

October 31st, 2018

This blog post originally appeared on Politics for Tomorrow. On October 17th 2018, the GovLab and Politics for Tomorrow convened a global expert exchange focussing on measurement and evaluation. The discussion was led with an input by Lene Krogh Jeppesen from the Danish Center of Public Innovation. The main takeaway from the online conference on measurement and evaluation was to […]

GovLab Senior Fellow Announced as Secretary of Innovation and Participation for Municipality of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico

October 24th, 2018

  Hon. Miguel B. Treviño, Mayor-elect of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico, announced on October 16th the appointment of GovLab Senior Fellow Dinorah Cantú-Pedraza as the municipality’s new Secretary of Innovation and Participation. Cantú-Pedraza previously led the GovLab’s City Challenges initiative. City Challenges – which combines coaching and citizen engagement to help cities co-create solutions […]

Making the Case for NYC to be the Next CrowdLaw Hub

October 22nd, 2018

  On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the New York City Charter 2019 NYC Revision Commission held a public hearing in the Council Chambers at City Hall to gather testimony, from New York City residents, institutions and stakeholders regarding the potential amendments to the City Charter. Among the attendees were NYC Council member Ben Kallos and […]

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