Open Data

Building Trust in Democracy: The Potential of Blockchain

Building Trust in Democracy: The Potential of Blockchain

By Chris Doten | May 02, 2021

The creation of a system with mathematically provable guarantees of the trustworthiness of data could have enormous potential for supporting democracy, improving government service delivery, fighting corruption, and demonstrating the integrity of elections and political processes. Such a system, of course, already exists: blockchain and distributed public ledger technologies.

Can blockchain help rebuild trust in democracy?

Can blockchain help rebuild trust in democracy?

By Chris Doten | March 16, 2018

(Originally posted on DemWorks)

Don’t get lost in the technobabble – blockchain is a confusing technology with a simple purpose: enabling groups that don’t trust each other to trade things or validate information without an all-powerful middleman. In a world where trust in institutions, including government, is declining, blockchain provides a useful way to create new systems to empower groups to work together and define what truth is.

Mojokerto: OpenGov & Technology

Mojokerto: OpenGov & Technology

By Jared Ford | January 31, 2017

In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery.

Tangerang: OpenGov & Technology

Tangerang: OpenGov & Technology

By Jared Ford | January 19, 2017

In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery.

Tale of Three (Indonesian) Cities: OpenGov & Technology

Tale of Three (Indonesian) Cities: OpenGov & Technology

By Jared Ford | January 12, 2017

In November 2016, NDI convened government officials and citizen leaders for workshops in three cities in order to assess progress on strategic innovation plans, and discuss approaches to technology and open data that would improve citizen engagement and service delivery.

Announcing the Legislative Openness Data Explorer

Announcing the Legislative Openness Data Explorer

By Sophia Sokolowski | July 21, 2016

Editor’s Note: Cross posted from OpeningParliament.org by author Greg Brown. Brown is a Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute, where he helps manage many of the Institute's programs on parliamentary openness and innovation, good governance, and civic technology, including OpeningParliament.org and the Open Government Partnership's Legislative Openness Working Group. Prior to joining NDI, Greg was an International Policy Fellow at the Sunlight Foundation.

China’s “Internet Sovereignty” Initiative

China’s “Internet Sovereignty” Initiative

By Morgan Frost | March 18, 2016

On Monday, February 29th 2016, The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a panel discussion on China’s internet sovereignty. The panel featured James Andrew Lewis, Xiao Qiang, Amy Chang, John Lenhart, and moderator, Scott Kennedy.