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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

Can Cities Ease Homelessness With Storage Units?

Topic: Housing
New York City is a cyber pioneer with .nyc

Topic: Entrepreneurship
So Paulo wins 2014 City/State MobiPrize by empowering citizens and fostering innovation

Topic: *Sustainable Development
Denver's Social Media Campaign to Celebrate the City

Topic: Economic and Community Development
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

moreUpcoming Events

2014 Annual Meeting and Convention
September 4, 2014 - September 6, 2014
Providence, RI
IMLA's 79th Annual Conference
September 8, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Baltimore, MD
IMLA Annual Conference
September 8, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Baltimore, MD
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum
September 8, 2014 - September 10, 2014
Dhaka, Bangladesh
TechNet Augusta
September 9, 2014 - September 11, 2014
Augusta, GA
NASDA Annual Meeting
September 10, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Burlington,, VT
EGPA Annual Conference
September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Speyer, Germany
ICMA Annual Conference
September 14, 2014 - September 17, 2014
Charlotte, NC

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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