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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

Robots May Help Battle Ebola

Topic: Public Health
Creating Innovation Offices That Work

Topic: Leadership
Chicago wants to roll out universal app for hailing taxis

Topic: Business & Industry
Jail Inmates Given Tablets for Homework, Novels

Topic: Health and Social Services
To Get Women To Work In Computer Science, Schools Get Them To Class

Topic: Arts & Recreation
New Orleans Cuts Murder Rate Using Data Analytics

Topic: Organizational Management
Participatory Budget Prompts Mixed Feelings in Paris

Topic: Governance and Politics
Can dancing traffic lights and singing roads make us more street safe?

Topic: Education and Training
Looking at 'Data-Driven Government' from Inside City Hall

Topic: *Accountability
Fla. City Unveils Ambulances with Decontamination Systems

Topic: Service Delivery

moreUpcoming Events

NASPAA Annual Conference
November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
FutureGov forum Hong Kong
November 5, 2014
Hong Kong
NAEYC Annual Conference / Expo
November 5, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Dallas, TX
APPAM Fall Research Conference
November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM
Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) Symposium in the Sun
November 6, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Clearwater Beach, FL
AAPA Annual Convention
November 9, 2014 - November 13, 2014
Houston, TX
Innovating the Public Sector: From Ideas to Impact
November 12, 2014 - November 13, 2014
Paris, France
2014 Education Trust National Conference
November 13, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Baltimore, MD

Upcoming Webinar
Taking on the Challenge of Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits

The National Institute of Justice funded multidisciplinary teams to investigate the issues presented by unsubmitted sexual assault kits in Detroit and Houston. Join us for this online discussion of their findings on October 31. Register»

Upcoming Webinar: Putting Emerging and Proven Innovations to Work

Join us on November 6 for this online discussion of lessons learned in Massachusetts, New York City, and Pennsylvania about implementing new and established innovations. Free registration is required. Register now»

New Book: The Responsive City

The Responsive City provides a compelling model for the future of governance and is co-authored by Harvard Professors Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford. More»

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»

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