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Co-founder and Chief R&D Officer Stefaan Verhulst Provides Testimony to NYC Committee on Technology

Yesterday on February 12, 2019, The GovLab’s Co-founder and Chief Research & Development Officer, Stefaan Verhulst, appeared before the New York City Council Committee on Technology to testify on the value of properly leveraging and sharing data to tackle the multitude of 21st century problems. The full content of Verhulst’s testimony follows below, and can […]

Introducing Contracts for Data Collaboration

A repository for strengthening trust, transparency, and accountability Unlocking Data for Good The road to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is complex and challenging. Policymakers around the world need both new solutions and new ways to become more innovative. This includes evidence-based policy and program design, as well as improved monitoring of progress made. Unlocking privately […]

The GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation Launch People-Led Innovation Website

New Online Toolkit Allows City Policymakers to Leverage Their Most Valuable Asset Today, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and the Bertelsmann Foundation launched a new website to accompany an initiative that helps city governments innovate, address public challenges, and improve people’s lives. The People-Led Innovation toolkit provides […]

Data Transparency in the New Nepal

Now that it is a federation, is this the opportune moment to institutionalize open data practices for local governments? By SAROJ BISTA, KATHMANDU, NEPAL Since 1991, Nepal has had special laws relating to the opening of government information and the right to information. Since devolution, however, it is critical to think about how 753 local governments […]

Innovations in the Fight against Corruption in Latin America

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 […]

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

You’re invited to hear noted researcher Marion Nestle discuss the intersection of marketing and science in the food industry as she discusses her new book, “Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.” With Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor and Professor Emerita, NFS, NYU Steinhardt. Hosted by, Beth Simone Noveck, Chief Innovation Officer, The […]

The Future of Governments, from Data to A.I.

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to a conversation between César A. Hidalgo and José L. Martí. In recent years, we have seen many efforts to distribute government data. These efforts, however, often fall short in terms of their ability to integrate data, or visualize it. As a result, we […]

Collective Intelligence and Democracy

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to join a conversation and lunch with Geoff Mulgan. The best political systems harness and amplify the brainpower of their citizens. The worst do the opposite. Around the world, many experiments are underway to tap collective intelligence – from neighborhoods […]

Government By The People, With the People: How g0v.tw is Transforming gov.tw, Four Years After the Sunflower Occupy Movement

The Future of Democracy Working Group at the Institute for Public Knowledge and the GovLab at NYU invite you to a conversation between Audrey Tang and Beth Simone Noveck. The discussion will explore how civic technology is enabling new and improved forms of citizen participation, deliberation, and collaboration between government and the public, helping public institutions to benefit from […]

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

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, […]