Our readings last week on Participatory Democracy, DigitalGov & more

Here are some articles we thought were particularly interesting this week…

New documentary series, The Crowd & the Cloud showcases the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. Premiers April 6th

The South Australian Government is asking people to submit ideas for a social initiative that uses sharing economy principles.

Check out the OGP Explorer, a platform to access open government data. This includes the OGP member state’s commitments, data on processes and the IRM assessments. Hosted by the Open Government Partnership.

Contribute to this crowdfunded map of participatory democratic projects! The OIDP, Participedia and Empatia have collaborated to create an interactive map that will list all participatory processes in cities around the world.

New paper from Deloitte: 2017 Human Capital Trends: A government perspective. Paper highlights innovation to be new normal in gov.

The What Works Cities initiative has launched a certification program that acknowledges local governments that are using data and evidence to improve their cities. Applications are currently open to US cities.

A comprehensive guide to current funding opportunities at Knight Foundation.

Embracing Innovation in Government: Report from the OECD investigates global trends in digital government.

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Thanks for reading,

Alice Simpson-Young


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