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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

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
Heating the city, one neighborhood at a time

Topic: Privatization
Innovative apartment complex for homeless people opens on skid row

Topic: Housing
LAUSD announces sweeping expansion of computer science course work

Topic: Education and Training
State parks team with Google to attract a new generation of visitors

Topic: *Accountability
Federal Monitoring of K-12 Efforts to Take Team Approach - Education Week

Topic: Leadership
USDA announces healthy eating plan for food stamps recipients

Topic: Housing

moreUpcoming Events

IACP Annual Conference 2014
October 25, 2014 - October 29, 2014
Orlando, FL
MOAA 2014 Annual Meeting
October 26, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Arlington, VA
International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance
October 27, 2014 - October 30, 2014
Guimarães, Portugal 
NASPAA Annual Conference
November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
NAEYC Annual Conference / Expo
November 5, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Dallas, TX
FutureGov forum Hong Kong
November 5, 2014
Hong Kong
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

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»

Smart Growth America Workshops

Smart Growth America offers a limited number of technical assistance workshops available to interested communities for zero cost. This competitive award gives communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development through a one- or two-day workshop. Apply by October 23. More»

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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