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From crowdsourcing to nudges to open data to participatory budgeting, more open and innovative ways to tackle society's problems and make public institutions more effective are emerging. Yet little is known about what innovations actually work, when, why, for whom and under what conditions.

Anyone seeking existing research relating to open data is confronted with sources that are widely dispersed across disciplines, often locked behind pay walls, and hard to search because of the absence of established taxonomies. As the demand to confront problems in new ways grows, so too does the urgency for making learning about governance innovations more accessible.

About OGRX

The Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX) seeks to solve this problem by curating and making accessible a diversity of findings on innovating governance.

Developed by the GovLab in collaboration with the World Bank Digital Engagement Evaluation Team and mySociety, OGRX provides:

  • A platform for researchers to share findings and methodologies;
  • A repository of theoretical and applied research on open and innovative governance techniques and tools;
  • A diversity of publication types – from research reports and journal articles to books and dissertations;
  • A taxonomy for browsing research by type of innovation, objective, region, sector or tool;
  • The ability to submit new research for inclusion on the site; and
  • A community for those interested and committed to studying the impact of governance innovations and a place for those with research questions to connect to those with projects to study.

OGRX Leadership

The OGRX Editorial Board:

  • Andrew Young, The GovLab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Tiago Peixoto, World Bank Digital Engagement Evaluation Team (Co-Chair)
  • Rebecca Rumbul, mySociety (Co-Chair)
  • Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Co-Chair)
  • Zeynep Engin, Data for Policy; Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge
  • Peter John, University College London
  • Sophie Reynolds, Nesta
  • Francois van Schalkwyk, World Wide Web Foundation; University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


Founding Partners

Network Partners

Contributing Partners

Event Partners

Data for Policy 2016
TICTec 2017