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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

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
'Living Innovation Zones' Activate Public Space in San Francisco

Topic: Economic and Community Development
Cities Advance Their Fight Against Rising Inequality

Topic: Housing
Massachusetts Aims For Healthcare Cost Containment With Grants

Topic: Health and Social Services
Developing the First Well-Being Index for Cities

Topic: Economic and Community Development
Indiana Uses Data Analytics to Lower Infant Mortality, Child Fatality

Topic: Public Health

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

Analyzing the impacts of blight using data helps calculate the true cost of the problem. Digital tools and data analysis should allow cities to act more efficiently, solve more goals simultaneously, and turn neighborhoods around faster than before.

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»

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»

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