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In collaboration with GrantCraft, a service of Foundation Center, The GovLab is exploring how new innovations can increase the openness and effectiveness of grantmaking. In a number of publications available on Medium, we sketch out the range and potential impact of open and effective grantmaking innovations at all stages of the process. Through these posts, we asking readers to help us gather and curate information about open and effective grantmaking innovations, analyze their potential uses, and encourage their adoption where ...
In collaboration with Omidyar Network, the GovLab has conducted 19 detailed case studies of open data projects around the world and developed a key findings paper describing lessons learned across the projects examined. The case studies were selected for their sectoral and geographic representativeness. They were built in part from secondary sources (“desk research”), but also from a number of first-hand interviews with important players and key stakeholders. The ...
A GovLab initiative to design and test how public decision-making could improve if institutions knew how to leverage citizens’ and civil servants’ expertise.
The online sessions had the intention to help the city of Quito: better define and understand the nature of the problem; help connect those people with relevant experience and know how to city officials to help Quito better manage the impending disaster; identify innovative and practical ways, especially using new technology, to tackle the challenge at hand; and, last but not least, find out ways to do things differently and potentially save lives by optimizing resources and financing solutions for the ow for money to be spent on what ...