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Government

 

Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

Government by Toolkit

The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.

Reviewed By Sonal Shah | Summer 2014
 

Philanthropy in a Time of Polarization

The polarization of US politics is imposing new limits on how foundations can influence the policy process.

 

A Mandate for Responsibility

In the wake of a recently passed law, companies in India are figuring out how to meet their CSR requirement.

 
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Lots of Opportunity

An online platform helps city governments to discover, organize, and market publicly owned property.

 

A Smarter Way to Park

In San Francisco, planners are using variable pricing to reduce the congestion, pollution, and aggravation that come with big-city traffic.

 
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Saviors at City Hall?

Urban leaders offer a model for tackling big global problems that nation-states are failing to address.

Reviewed By Milton Friesen | 2 | Winter 2014
 
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Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy

Creating Climate Wealth discusses business model innovations that will help battle the effects of climate change.

By Jigar Shah | Oct. 23, 2013
 

Accounting for Justice

The US criminal justice system will benefit from a new tool that collects and compares data on a county-by-county basis.

 

Crowdsourcing the Past

A US National Archives program uses 21st-century technology to enlist ordinary citizens in the transcription of centuries-old documents.

 
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Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service

Civic Work, Civic Lessons discusses the importance of engaging in public service, especially for younger people.

By Thomas Ehrlich & Ernestine Fu | Jul. 15, 2013