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Welcome to the Government Innovators Network

A Portal for Innovative Ideas

This portal is produced by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, and is a marketplace of ideas and examples of government innovation. Browse or search to access news, documents, descriptions of award-winning programs, and information on events in your area related to innovation. Additional resources include:

The Ash Center's Innovations in American Government Awards Program, and its affiliated international programs, are integral to the Government Innovators Network. Learn about the awards program and how to apply.

moreTop News Stories

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

Topic: Employment & Labor Supply
These States Are Making the Most Open-Data Progress

Topic: Privatization
Philadelphia Launches Cloud-Based 311 Service

Topic: Public Transit
Fighting Wildfires with Big Data

Topic: Land Resources
NYC Improves Online Access to City Laws, Procurement Notices

Topic: Procurement
California HHS Open Data Portal Paves Way for State Health Data

Topic: Public Health
Pennsylvania launching new college scholarship program

Topic: Higher Education
Virtual Alabama Grows as More Schools Join Map Safety Program

Topic: School Administration
Denver's $500 "mini-bonds" sell out in first hour, raising $12 million

Topic: Finance
Software Predicts Serious Traffic Accidents, Aids Emergency Response

Topic: Highways

moreUpcoming Events

2014 EWC/KDI Conference on A New Direction in Human Capital Policy: Trends in Advanced Countries and Implications for Korea
August 21, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Honolulu, HI
2014 NADO Annual Training Conference
August 23, 2014 - August 26, 2014
Denver, CO
2014 Annual Meeting and Convention
September 4, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Providence, RI
IMLA Annual Conference
September 8, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Baltimore, MD
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum
September 8, 2014 - September 10, 2014
Dhaka, Bangladesh
IMLA's 79th Annual Conference
September 8, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Baltimore, MD
TechNet Augusta
September 9, 2014 - September 11, 2014
Augusta, GA
NASDA Annual Meeting
September 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Burlington,, VT

Digital Transformations: Wiring the Responsive City

A new report from Stephen Goldsmith of Harvard Kennedy School profiles a new generation of leaders that are using data to power innovative approaches to local government. More»

Innovation in the Public Sector

Sandford Borins discusses his new book on "The Persistence of Innovation in Government" in an interview for IBM's Business of Government Hour. Listen now»

The PerformanceStat Potential

In a new book from Brookings and the Ash Center, author Robert Behn analyzes the leadership behaviors at the core of PerformanceStat to identify how they work to produce results in public organizations. More»

The Persistence of Innovation in Government

A new book from the Ash Center & Brookings by Sandford Borins addresses the enduring significance of innovation in government as practiced by public servants, documented by innovation awards, analyzed by scholars, and discussed by the media. More»

Harvard Executive Education

Creating Collaborative Solutions: Innovations in Governance at Harvard Kennedy School will be chaired by Archon Fung and Mark Moore from October 19–24, 2014. Learn more»

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