How can Open Government Partnership members bridge the “Commitment-Indicator” Gap for greater Return on Investment? | Open Government Partnership

Recent findings from analysis of the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) reports of #OGP members show increasing difficulty in linking the implementation of OGP commitments to concrete outcomes and impacts in government and society. A special…


Public Sector Expert Networking: the World Bank example

To make better use of existing skills within a public sector organisation Beth Noveck of GovLab writes that Pascal Saura, a professor of philosophy has been instrumental in the creation on an online searchable catalogue…


GovRight founder Nesh-Nash to speak at UN Solutions Summit

As demonstrated at the #Crowdlaw Conference ran by GovLab  Tarik Nesh-Nash is one of the most innovative platform designers around. He  will represent GovRight at the inaugural Solutions Summit being held at the United Nations…


Galway Tech Map - Insight Centre of Data Analytics - John Breslin

Galway – European Micro City of the Future

As the European Union’s most westerly city, the last stop on Europe’s Atlantic coast before the Americas, Galway is known throughout the world for its heritage, its culture and for the arts. It is known…


Experiments of crowdsourcing in lawmaking

On Thursday, September 24th from 9:30am – 11:30am EDT, The GovLab will host its third online gathering of #CrowdLaw practitioners from around the world. This third installment in an ongoing series on the evolution of…


Democratizing Data – How Open Data Drives Sustainable Development

This week, world leaders will adopt the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. And it is no doubt that Open data – data that’s freely available online for anyone to use and…


Europe agrees deal on interoperable digital services | Out-law.com

 EU is ready to continue on improving interoperable digital services between EU member states with €131 million investement “ISA2 builds on a predecessor programme called ISA (interoperability solutions for European public administrators), set up to improve electronic…


Dubai’s smart city goal creeps closer | Wamda

  Dubai wants to be a world-leader in building smart cities and it’s attracting corporate players from around the world clamouring to be involved in the futuristic project. Wamda met with Rabih Dabboussi, managing director…


Open Data: a Key to Feeding 9 Billion People by 2050 | USDA Blog

NPR’s “The Takeaway” program recently examined the “The Biggest Challenges Facing America and the World.” The episode included an interview with USDA Chief Scientist and Undersecretary Catherine Woteki on the challenge of being able to…


Dual EGOV 2015 and ePart 2015 conference proceedings are available – Springer

14th IFIP Electronic Government (EGOV) and 7th Electronic Participation (ePart) Conference 2015 proceeding are available. EGOV and ePart collocated conferences represent the major European Conferences on #E-Government EGOV Proceedings: Springer ePart Proceedings: Springer