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Posts about open government, mostly at the federal level.

Featured D&D Story: Putting People at the Center in Public Health

Today we are happy to feature another great example of dialogue and deliberation in action. This mini case study was submitted by NCDD student member Megan Powers of Grassroots Solutions via NCDD’s Dialogue Storytelling Tool. Do you have a dialogue story that our network could learn from? Add YOUR dialogue story today!  Title of Project: Putting People at the Center: A Fundamental Shift in Public Health Campaigns Description One of the most pivotal developments in public health practice over the past 20 years is the attention that […] (continue)

Looking Closer at “Mixed Results” in Civic Participation

One our ever-insightful NCDD members, Tiago Peixoto, shared a summary of some important civic participation research that shows that “mixed results” of participation efforts say more when we delineate between “tactical” or “strategic” interventions. We’ve shared Tiago’s piece from his DemocracySpot blog below, and you can find the original here. Social Accountability: What Does the Evidence Really Say? So what does the evidence about citizen engagement say? Particularly in the development world it is common to say that the evidence is “mixed”. It is the type of […] (continue)

Interview on Games & Engagement

As children run through sprinklers and enjoy fireworks (safely, we hope) over the holiday weekend, we thought it would be appropriate to share a post from the Davenport Institute’s Gov 2.0 Watch blog on games and engagement. As we know, civic participation can be fun, too! You can find it below or read the original here. Happy Independence Day, everyone! Last month, Project Information Literacy at the University of Washington Information School published an interview with Eric Gordon, a professor at Emerson College and Executive Director of […] (continue)

Three Principles for Innovation in Governance

Our partners at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation recently published a great piece on their Challenges to Democracy blog by Hollie Russon Gilman that we are re-posting here. Gilman’s insightful article about innovation in governance is the third in a series (first and second), and we hope you will read it below or find the post from the Ash Center here. It isn’t easy to innovate in governance. Bureaucracy can be hidebound. The private sector’s lean startup model, with its “fail forward” ethos, […] (continue)

Schooler Op-Ed on Cantor’s (Lack of) Engagement

We recently read a great editorial in the Star-Telegram penned by NCDD supporting member Larry Schooler that was too good not to share. Larry reflects on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent re-election loss amid claims that he was “out of touch” with is local constituency and what it says about public officials’ engagement practices. We encourage you to read Larry’s editorial below or to find the original here. Elected Officials Must Always Be Engaged Analysis of the surprising defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor included […] (continue)

PBP Co-Hosts Event at the White House

We want to congratulate the Participatory Budgeting Project (an NCDD organizational member) on the advancement of their work with the White House to spread participatory budgeting in the US. PBP was officially included in the White House’s Open Government Action Plan, and they recently blogged about the day-long meeting they just had as part of their participation in the initiative. On Tuesday, May 13th, The White House and the Participatory Budgeting Project co-hosted a day-long meeting on participatory budgeting, as part of the White House’s efforts to advance PB. “Promoting Innovation […] (continue)

Open Government Needs Public Trust

The piece below comes from the Gov. 2.0 Watch blog, a project of our organizational partners at the Davenport Institute. The reflections shared on building trust in government as a critical component of public engagement and open government initiatives are good food for thought, and we encourage you to read more below or find the original post here. In the wake of recent scandals involving California lawmakers, this CA Fwd interview with Leon Panetta is a needed reminder of the importance of integrity in public service. Ed […] (continue)

NYU Launches Research Network on Opening Governance

In case you missed it, we wanted to share about an interesting new initiative on open government from NYU’s Governance Lab. The initiative will conduct research on governments that pursue innovative ways of doing their work and should be a project to keep an eye on for researchers or those interested in open governance. You can read the March announcement below or find the original here. The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University today announced the formation of a Research Network on Opening Governance, […] (continue)

NCDD Member Endorsed by LA Times

We want to extend a big congratulations to NCDD organizational member Pete Peterson on being officially endorsed by the Los Angeles Times. In addition to being the executive director of the Davenport Institute, Pete is currently running for California Secretary of State, and he just received a nod from one of the state’s most prominent publications. The LA Times wrote a glowing recommendation for Pete. They commented that Pete “says he wants to be California’s ‘chief engagement officer,’ which sounds corny but is a fitting approach to a job […] (continue)

Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government

We recently heard from NCDD supporting member Archon Fung of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government about an exciting new award for public engagement that we wanted to make sure our members knew about. The award is aimed at helping effective engagement practices grow and develop, and we hope some of you will apply. You can read more about the award below or find more information at www.innovationsaward.harvard.edu.  APPLY FOR SPECIAL $100,000 AWARD IN PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION Harvard Kennedy School invites you to apply for the Roy […] (continue)