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Nudging

Analytics Tools Could Be the Key to Effective Message-Driven Nudging

Appealing to the nuances of the human mind has been a feature of effective governance for as long as governance has existed, appearing prominently in...

What Works Cities

Kick-Starting Data-Driven Government

As the civic data field matures, more cities are discovering the value of data to improve government and asking how they can more fully join the movem...

Social Media

Social Media’s Growing Utility for Government

Anyone who doubts that creativity is abundant in the public sector need only scroll through the lists of semifinalists and "Bright Ideas" recognized b...

Civic Data

Q&A: Stephen Goldsmith Discusses Importance of Data Sharing with Illinois CIO Hardik Bhatt

Last May, the state of Illinois made headlines with an enterprise memorandum of understanding between 13 state agencies that agreed to share data to e...

Public Health

The Nexus Between Data and Public Health

In the not-so-distant past, government's involvement in community health generally was limited to providing services for treating illness. Today, we i...

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About the Project Director

Stephen Goldsmith

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. His latest book is The Responsive City.