Government designed for new times Number 2
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Government designed for new times, Number 2

How innovative local governments around the world harness the power of open data and IT.
In this series, we explore innovative approaches by local government leaders to deliver value for their citizens. Our first collection looks specifically at how to harness open data and IT to achieve that goal to modernize government and deliver value for citizens while tackling the challenge of "doing more with less."

Articles in this issue

Article

How government can promote open data

– Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash more than $3 trillion in global economic value annually. Government has a critical role to play.

Featured videos

Interview

Making digital government better: An interview with Mike Bracken

– The United Kingdom is undertaking an ambitious effort to simplify public access to government services and information. The man... spearheading the process, Mike Bracken, explains the approach and its advantages.
Interview

Open government: Data of the people, for the people

– The mayors of three US cities—Louisville, Santa Monica, and South Bend—discuss how local governments are making more data available... to citizens and analyzing it to improve services.

Archive

Explore cross cutting insights from thirty leading thinkers about the future of public management—from education to employment (E2E) and economic development to public finance reform and the need for data driven decision making.
Issue

Government designed for new times, Number 2

– How innovative local governments around the world harness the power of open data and IT.
Article

Government designed for new times, Number 1

– In a fraught world, policy makers cannot allow partisan divides to get in the way of crucial reforms. By drawing on successful... strategies employed elsewhere and adapting to current needs, governments can—and must—do better.