How can you leverage government data to create a knowledge base for solving problems?
What is the social and economic value of open data for developing economies?
What are the global impacts of open data?
How can data be used to increase public safety and reduce incarceration?
Creating Public Value by Exchanging Data
How can we leverage data collaboratives to make urban transportation planning more gender-inclusive?
How can the potential value of privately held data be unlocked and used for public good?
How can privately held data be shared responsibly for social good through cross sector collaboration?
How to make open government data more relevant, accessible, and actionable?
How to make accessible insights on solving public problems?
How can we facilitate the exchange of thought and research around open government?
How Might Blockchain Technologies Impact the Governance of Natural Resource Extraction?
How can we use blockchain technology for social good?
City Challenges is a process to help cities and their communities collaborate to develop innovative and implementable solutions to pressing urban problems.
12-month pilot which took place in the Municipality of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico, designed to evaluate a replicable process for Latin American cities to solve social problems more quickly and effectively.
Develop recommendations on how to use crowdlaw to improve the quality of lawmaking. We want to explore when and under what circumstances engagement can result in lawmaking that is either more legitimate, more effective or both.
GovLab received a grant from The Democracy Fund to study citizen engagement for Congress and create a Crowdlaw Playbook for Congress and teach citizen engagement techniques to Members.
Open Policymaking: making more effective and legitimate policy by tapping collective intelligence
How can institutions use technology to solve problems with groups?
Worked with the Mexican government, civil society and over 100 global experts in the summer of 2017 to devise solutions to the problem of corruption in Mexico.
Explored innovative and practical ways to address the causes of mosquito-borne diseases in 4 Latin American countries in 2016.
How can targeted crowdsourcing help the City of Quito, Ecuador get smarter about how to prepare for a likely volcano eruption?
Unless we define the questions well to unlock the potential of data and data science, how can we provide answers that matter?
Solving Public Problems with Data examines how data can be used to improve decision-making and problem solving in the public sector through a series of online lectures by leading experts from the Governance Lab.
Beth Simone Noveck is leading a research project with an aim to measure current knowledge and use of innovative skills by local government leaders in the United States.
A free, online program to train public entrepreneurs to use innovative methods, including design thinking, evidence-based decisionmaking and collective intelligence, to solve public problems.
A comprehensive 10-module course in Spanish and English to train public officials on how to use new technologies to improve the judicial system.
How can we leverage administrative data to improve social sector services and programs?
How to catalyze more governance innovators and policy entrepreneurs?
How could public decision-making improve if institutions knew how to leverage citizens’ and civil servants’ expertise?
How to empower civic & policy entrepreneurs to develop impactful real-word projects?
Improving the Effectiveness and Legitimacy of Government Grant Funding
How to obtain more usable data about the nonprofit sector and whether open data can improve the performance of nonprofits
How can crowdsourcing and open data be used to gain better information about companies?
How to leverage cross-sector data-sharing to improve the lives of children?
How can we give decision-makers the information necessary to develop impactful crowdsourcing initiatives?
Can crowdsourcing improve the quality of patent applications?
How to begin implementing and measuring the impact of open data in healthcare
How to connect a public institution to data science expertise inside and outside the institution
Can targeting opportunities to participate in regulatory reviews of medical devices based on skills and experience improve efficacy?
How can universities tap into the knowledge and skills that exist in their diverse communities?
How can we leverage private social media data for public good?
How to develop an open map of the field of Internet Governance through crowdsourcing?
Can we accelerate innovation in government by making expertise of individuals searchable?
How can Congressional oversight processes be made more efficient and transparent?
How to make open data accessible & usable?