This convening of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance explored new and innovative means for mobilizing intelligence toward improving governance and solving public problems. Network members and guests from Data & Soceity, UNICEF, UNDP, ISI Foundation, Reboot, Behavioural Insights Team, World Economic Forum, New York University, New York City Government, and Microsoft examined the following questions:
- What are the opportunities, needs, questions and challenges for joining up Artificial and Collective Intelligence toward making better decisions and improving the way we govern?
- How can data collaboratives – exchanging data across sectors to create new public value – improve children’s lives around the world?
- How can new data collection and analysis techniques help to measure progress and inform iteration toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
- How can supppliers of open data gain a better understanding of the demand for open data to improve data release and engagement strategies?