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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

Ranking the Most Resilient Cities

Topic: Public Health
San Francisco's Migration of 29,000 Employees to the Cloud is Under Way

Topic: Public Health
Some NYC Health Inspectors Might Soon Wear Video Cameras

Topic: Sanitation
Parole and technology: Prison breakthrough

Topic: Finance
Cities Map and Track Benefits of Urban Forest

Topic: Housing
Conn. Launches Cybersecurity Plan To Keep Utilities Safe From Attack

Topic: Housing
Colleges Seek To Improve Remedial Programs

Topic: Education and Training
Libraries are dying? Think again

Topic: Health and Social Services
Some NYC Health Inspectors Might Soon Wear Video Cameras

Topic: Health and Social Services
New York City Expands Pilot Program For Organic Waste Collection

Topic: Sanitation

moreUpcoming Events

108th GFOA Annual Conference
May 18, 2014 - May 21, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
AGA Professional Development Conference
July 13, 2014 - July 16, 2014
Orlando, FL
Annual APCO Conference & Expo
August 3, 2014 - August 6, 2014
New Orleans
ABA Annual Meeting 2014
August 7, 2014 - August 12, 2014
Boston, MA
ASCA Summer Meeting
August 14, 2014 - August 17, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
144th Congress of Correction
August 15, 2014 - August 20, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
National Conference of State Legislatures Summit
August 19, 2014 - August 22, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
IMLA Annual Conference
September 8, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Baltimore, MD

Data-Smart City Solutions
An Ash Center Project

The One Bin for All project in Houston will dramatically increase recycling using game-changing technologies, allowing residents to discard all materials in one bin.

Conservation Webinar: Investing in Resiliency

Join Jim Levitt on May 7 for a free webinar on new science on climate resiliency that promises to help land trusts identify places that will continue to host biodiversity even as the climate changes. Registration is required.

Harvard Executive Education

Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School is designed to help seasoned public officials become more effective public managers. Choose from sessions on June 2-20, 2014 or July 7-25, 2014. Learn more»

Harvard Executive Education

Using Evidence to Improve Policy and Programs at Harvard Kennedy School will be chaired by Dan Levy and Julie Wilson from June 22–27, 2014. Learn more»

Call for Applications

Apply now for the Innovations in American Government Award and for the special Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government. Applications due June 20, 2014.

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