The Network collaborates with institutional partners to identify best pratices and create new blueprints for new, more open ways of governing. Explore a sample of the Network’s Opening Governance research methodologies below and click here to partner with the Network.
A new form of collaboration, beyond the public-private partnership model, in which participants from different sectors can exchange data to help solve public problems.
Data Collaboratives are new form of collaboration, beyond the public-private partnership model, in which participants from different sectors—including private companies, research institutions, and government agencies—can exchange data to help solve public problems. The Designing a Data Collaborative Methodology comprises 18 steps across 8 stages to help institutions create new mechanisms to use previously inaccessible datasets to solve public problems. The stages include:
Knowledge-sharing convenings between government officials and citizens around particular public priorities.
The Network’s methodology for facilitating knowledge-sharing convenings between government officials and citizens around particular public priorities comprises a number of issues and decision points:
A problem-solving process in which global experts are connected with government officials to share knowledge to the end of solving a specific public problem.
Smarter Crowdsourcing is a problem-solving process in which global experts are connected with government officials to share knowledge to the end of solving a specific public problem. After six online, facilitated convenings on different problem ares, the Network develops learnings surfaced into targeted, context-specific implementation plans. Smarter Crowdsourcing combines rigorous problem definition, research and curation with crowdsourcing to attract not just diverse ideas but also the ability to render those ideas useful and implementable. The Smarter Crowdsourcing methodology involves five steps:
The City Challenges Program helps cities create the means for their communities to solve the most pressing and urgent public problems together.
INNOVATE: We work with municipalities to design and launch open innovation challenges to solicit good ideas from diverse civil servants and the public in order to solve urban problems.
COACH AND MENTOR: We coach challenge winners and city officials, face-to-face and online, to develop ideas into actionable and implementable policies and services.
LEARN: We assess what works using data and evaluate downstream impact of the solutions co-created by municipalities and the public.
In the Challenge Design Phase, we provide the City with:
In the Coaching Phase, we provide teams with:
Increasing our understanding of the demand side of open data to improve matchmaking and problem solving.
To rapidly get smarter about the demand side of open data, the Network works with partners to progress through a series of ‘sprints.’ These sprints aim to pioneer the mapping of the (current and future) demand for open data and increase the value and effectiveness of open data initiatives through the following steps: