Research Network on Opening Governance

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About this Research Network

Funded from 2014 to the present.

This research network seeks to develop blueprints for more effective and legitimate democratic institutions to help improve people’s lives. The Network convenes a range of experts to study what happens when governments and institutions open themselves to diverse participation, pursue collaborative problem-solving, and seek input and expertise from a range of people. Read More

Research

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Exploring Open Governance

The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance has released its core research agenda, which will focus primarily on two areas: data-driven governance and collaborative governance. Read More 
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Assessing Views on Open Government Data

Americans are generally optimistic that government initiatives to use open data can make government more accountable, but they are less confident that open data will improve government performance, according to a national survey. Read More 
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Supporting Transparency and Participation in Internet Governance

The NETmundial Solutions Map, a tool created by members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance, facilitates information sharing and collaboration on Internet governance issues. Read More 
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Supporting Civic Tech Innovation

The Governance Lab Academy has launched a series of coaching programs designed to help participants working in civic engagement and innovation to develop effective projects from idea to implementation. Read More 
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New Research Network to Improve Governance

The Research Network will study what happens when governments and institutions open themselves to diverse participation, pursue collaborative problem-solving, and seek input and expertise from a range of people. Read More 
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Studying the Impact of New Technology on Democratic Institutions

Opening Government, a MacArthur supported research initiative, seeks to study the impact of technology on democratic institutions in the United States and globally. Read More