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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

 
In Houston, traditional public school shares ideas and a roof with charter schools

Topic: Leadership
To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

Topic: Service Delivery
Sacramento Public Library offers scholarships toward online high school diplomas

Topic: *Accountability
Jersey City To Begin Distributing Rain Barrels To Residents

Topic: *Accountability
New Jersey Communities Build Coalition to Track Abandoned Properties

Topic: Economic and Community Development
Biking data could inform city planning

Topic: Service Delivery
Veterans-to-be get advice on jobs

Topic: Job Training & Placement
How Park Design Helps Keep Communities Healthy

Topic: Economic and Community Development
Post-Car? Helsinki's Plans for a Tech-Enabled Mobility Network

Topic: Public Transit
Efficiency Experiments: The Quiet Movement to Make Government Fail Less Often

Topic: Medical Education & Research

moreUpcoming Events

Cato University
July 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014
San Diego
NCPPP Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting
July 28, 2014 - July 30, 2014
Denver, CO
41st Annual Meeting
July 30, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Dallas, TX
ASCE's Twenty First Annual Meeting: "Cuba's Evolving Socio-Economic and Political Landscape"
July 31, 2014 - August 2, 2014
Miami, FL
Annual APCO Conference & Expo
August 3, 2014 - August 6, 2014
New Orleans
APCO 2014 Annual Conference & Expo
August 3, 2014 - August 6, 2014
New Orleans, LA
3rd African Youth and Governance Conference
August 4, 2014 - August 8, 2014
Lusaka, Zambia
ABA Annual Meeting 2014
August 7, 2014 - August 12, 2014
Boston, MA

WHAT'S NEW
 
The Persistence of Innovation in Government
New Book from Ash Center & Brookings

Author 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»

 
SPOTLIGHTS
 
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»


Washington Wellness Plan Beats the Odds

This article highlights the successes of King County's Healthy Incentives program, which won a 2013 Innovations in American Government Award.


Government Contests Come of Age

Steven Kelman argues that the use of competitions is one of the biggest changes to affect government management in the past decade.

 
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