The mayor of Seoul, Korea, recounts his path to government office and explains why social innovation is central to the way that he governs.
Political reform alone doesn't ensure good government. Equally important, if not more so, are institutions that let citizens act collectively.
Public sector innovators are improving government by replicating the market conditions that have fostered breakthroughs in the private sector.
Nonprofits have taken on the management of a number of heretofore government services, including parks, schools, and health care. Mass transit should be next.
One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.
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The Open Government Partnership seeks to build more transparent, effective, and accountable governments that empower citizens and respond to their democratic aspirations.
The US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights explains why OGP breaks the mold of international engagement.
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