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Government

 

Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

Government

Lessons in Mass Collaboration

Recent experience with government-convened hackathons has generated insights into the methods and instruments used to design effective mass collaboration efforts.

 

Civil Society

The Promise of Mandatory Community Service

How a little-known tradition that helped rebuild Rwanda could help the rest of us.

By Ann Lovell | 7 | May. 7, 2014
 

Urban Development

What Makes a “World-Class” City?

Planners must shift their attention to the informal economy that is the invisible engine of true urban greatness.

 

Government

The Lean Startup Goes to Washington

Evidence-based policy, iteration, and innovation are making their way into government.

 

Government

A Sharing Economy Cliffhanger: What Will Governments Do?

Earlier this month, a group backed by companies including Airbnb and Taskrabbit began urging users to petition for changes in regulation—will politicians uphold the rules or loosen them? Or is there is a third option?

By Wingham Rowan | Mar. 27, 2014
 

Government

Beyond Aid

As leaders across sectors convene to discuss the new global agenda, the opportunity to collaborate on a new breed of large-scale development projects known as innovative financing has never been brighter.

By Angela Rastegar Campbell | Mar. 25, 2014
 

Government

Innovation to Impact: Obama’s Social Innovation Fund at Four

Progress, pitfalls, and what lies ahead.

By Michael Smith | 1 | Mar. 3, 2014
 
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Government

Building Transparency Momentum

A local initiative offers lessons on how to use collaboration, experimentation, and forward-thinking to create a culture of innovation.

By Aspen Baker | Feb. 3, 2014
 

Government

Using Data to Change Gun Policy

The Joyce Foundation is finding success with gun violence prevention through policy efforts, using research that sheds light on causes and trends.

By Rachael Chong & Melissa Fleming | Jan. 24, 2014
 

Health

People, Planet, Profit ... Religion?

How legal challenges to the contraceptive mandate implicate social enterprise.