“Learning Public Innovation” Conferences: Incentives for Learning Public Innovation

This blog post originally appeared on Politics for Tomorrow. Smarter Crowdsourcing: A Global Online Conference on  Learning and Teaching Public Innovation and Entrepreneurship. On January 16th 2019, the GovLab and Politics for Tomorrow convened a global expert exchange focusing on “Incentives for Learning Public Innovation”. The discussion was led with an input by Neil Bouwer on Canada’s Digital Academy. The main takeaway from this online […]

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 […]

Seven design principles for using blockchain for social impact

2018 will probably be remembered as the bust of the blockchain hype. Yet even as crypto currencies continue to sink in value and popular interest, the potential of using blockchain technologies to achieve social ends remains important to consider but poorly understood. In 2019, business will continue to explore blockchain for sectors as disparate as […]

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 […]

Reimagining Public-Private Partnerships

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

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

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 […]