Through support from the Ford Foundation and contributions by the individual partner programs, the Global Public Innovation Network was established in 2002 as a means to enhance the collaboration among the recognition programs for shared learning and global dissemination of our individual and collective knowledge and experiences. Group activities include workshops, research, and publications.
The group consists of the following partner programs:
- American Indian Tribes in the United States of America: Honoring Nations Program
- Brazil: Public Management and Citizenship Program
- Chile: Citizen Participation and Public Politics Program
- China: The Innovations and Excellence in Chinese Local Governance Program
- East Africa: The Mashariki Innovations in Local Governance Awards Program
- Mexico: Government and Local Management Award
- Peru: Participation and Local Management Program
- Philippines: The Galing Pook Foundation Awards for Outstanding Local Government Programs
- South Africa: Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre
- United States of America: Innovations in American Government Awards Program
While each of these initiatives is adapting the innovations approach to local concerns and priorities, they all share a strong allegiance to the core idea that government can be improved through the identification and dissemination of examples of effective solutions to public-sector problems.
If you are interested in learning more about the activities of the Global Public Innovation Network, please contact us.