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Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX) and GovLab launch OD150- Canada

April 29th, 2016

Cross posted from Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX): Data is the New Gold. Open data isn’t what you think. It’s more than a transparency exercise for government. It stretches beyond social good. In reality, it’s a growing resource companies can leverage to affect their bottom line. Data is the new gold. Whether used to enhance, […]

NEW Platform for Sharing Research on Opening Governance: The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX)

April 28th, 2016

Today,  The GovLab, in collaboration with founding partners mySociety and the World Bank’s Digital Engagement Evaluation Team are launching the Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX), a new platform for sharing research and findings on innovations in governance. From crowdsourcing to nudges to open data to participatory budgeting, more open and innovative ways to tackle society’s […]

2nd Open Data Research Summit

April 22nd, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the second Open Data Research Symposium (#ODRS16) will be held on October 5, 2016 prior to the International Open Data Conference 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Call for Abstracts Deadline: May 30, 2016 As open data becomes entrenched in the policy mainstream, there is an ongoing need to delve deeper into the […]

The GovLab Selected Readings on Data and Humanitarian Response

April 3rd, 2016

By Prianka Srinivasan and Stefaan G. Verhulst * As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In this edition, we explore […]

Canada joins the GovLab Open Data 500 Global Network

April 1st, 2016

GovLab is thrilled to announce the newest member to the Open Data Global Network: Canada. Canada joins an international network of researchers, open data organizations and government agencies from the U.S., Mexico, Italy, Korea and Australia that seek to understand how open data is used by businesses to create new lines of activities or jobs […]

Mexicans Use CrowdLaw to Fight Corruption

March 29th, 2016

Corruption affects a country’s delivery of public services, economic growth, perception of legality, and social fabric. Although in its multiple forms corruption is present in every country, in some countries it has larger and more dangerous repercussions than in others. The scale of corruption in Mexico is asphyxiating: 9% of GDP, according to the World […]

RELEASE: Open Data Impact: When Demand and Supply Meet

March 23rd, 2016

Key Findings of the Open Data Impact Case Studies By Stefaan Verhulst and Andrew Young Today, in “Open Data Impact: When Demand and Supply Meet,” the GovLab and Omidyar Network release key findings about the social, economic, cultural and political impact of open data. The findings are based on 19 detailed case studies of open […]

Making Room for Justice

March 17th, 2016

As debates continue over strategies for reforming the U.S. criminal justice system, experts across the public sector, academia and business convened for the 11th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This year’s symposium took place on February 25th-26th and hosted prestigious journalism fellows who explored the […]

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Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation in the Digital Age

March 15th, 2016

In the latest edition of The GovLab’s Ideas Lunch series, Dr. Hollie Russon Gilman, the author of Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation in America, explained the concept of Participatory Budgeting (PB), its advantages and various different examples of its implementation in the United States and around the world. She also discussed the rising […]

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