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May Highlights: New Research and Findings on OGRX

May 12, 2017 by Andrew Young

The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX) strives to identify and curate the most useful and important research on innovations in governance. Through the research efforts of OGRX’s editorial board and partners, and, especially, submissions from OGRX users, the platform is constantly growing and evolving, with new publications added each week.

Some pieces reflective of the diversity of newly added research and findings come fro…

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Selected Readings on Data Collaboratives

April 14, 2017 by Andrew Young Stefaan Verhulst

The term data collaborative refers to a new form of collaboration, beyond the public-private partnership model, in which participants from different sectors (including private companies, research institutions, and government agencies) exchange data to create new public value and solve public problems. Several of society’s greatest challenges — from addressing climate change to public health to job creation to improving the lives of children — require greater access to data, more collaboration…

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January Highlights: New Research and Findings on OGRX

January 24, 2017 by Andrew Young

The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX) strives to identify and curate the most useful and important research on innovations in governance. Through the research efforts of OGRX’s editorial board and partners, and, especially, submissions from OGRX users, the platform is constantly growing and evolving, with new publications added each week.

Some pieces reflective of the diversity of newly added research and findings come fro…

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Selected Readings on Collective Intelligence

February 02, 2017 by Geoff Mulgan

Collective intelligence is a newish term for an old topic. It describes how intelligence functions at large scales: how teams or meetings do or don’t make the most of their members, through to how whole societies solve problems. The phrase was first used in the 19th century but has been given much greater prominence recently thanks to the spread of digital tools. There’s relatively little literature on collective intelligence as such, but there is a very broad literature of related topics, f…

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December Highlights: New Research and Findings Added to OGRX

December 19, 2016 by Andrew Young

The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX) strives to identify and curate the most useful and important research on innovations in governance. Through the research efforts of OGRX’s editorial board and partners, and, especially, submissions from OGRX users, the platform is constantly growing and evolving, with new publications added each week.

This month we have added over 100 new research entries to OGRX. Some pieces reflective…

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Selected Readings on Policy Informatics

December 07, 2016 by Erik Johnston

Policy informatics is the transdisciplinary study and application of how computation and communication technology leverages information to better understand and address complex public policy and administration problems and realize innovations in governance processes and institutions. Rapid advancements in information, computation, and communication technology continue to proliferate society and become increasingly embedded in our everyday activities, transforming how we learn, communicate…

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Toward Evidence-Based Open Governance by Curating and Exchanging Research: OGRX 2.0

December 07, 2016 by Stefaan Verhulst Andrew Young

The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX) is a platform that seeks to identify, collect and share curated insights on new ways of solving public problems. It was created last year by founding partners the GovLab, World Bank Digital Engagement Evaluation Team and mySociety. Today, while more than 3000 representat…

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Selected Readings on Civic Technology

December 07, 2016 by Rebecca Rumbul

mySociety’s vision is for citizens around the world to feel empowered to interact efficiently, effectively and meaningfully with their governments and decision-makers using low cost and user-friendly civic technology. We want to enable citizens to communicate through accessible means, to solve their problems and to get what they are entitled to from institutions.

We believe that strong democratic accountability and a thriving civil society are vital to our common welfare, and that these cann…