Governance

Envisioning Tech-empowered Democratic Futures: A Quote Sheet

Envisioning Tech-empowered Democratic Futures: A Quote Sheet

By Madeleine Nicoloff | December 20, 2021

In the wake of the Summit for Democracy 2021, a fundamental part of the conversation to revitalize the democracy agenda involved recognizing the critical challenge that the global spread of a digital authoritarian model of governance is posing to democracy around the world. The first step in addressing this challenge is to build and invest in an equally innovative and compelling long-term vision of technology-empowered democratic governance, centered around the collective values and perspectives of people around the world.

Weekly Roundup 3/20/2020

Weekly Roundup 3/20/2020

By Grace Chimezie | March 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, which has increased calls for social distancing, has resulted in the need for a change in organizational policies, particularly a growing need for telework options. For individuals new to remote work, it can be isolating to be away from colleagues, while navigating logistical challenges like irregular wifi connection and awkward video-call meetings.

Weekly Roundup 6/3/2020

Weekly Roundup 6/3/2020

By Grace Chimezie | March 06, 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has spread to several countries with health workers looking for ways to stem the spread of the virus, has resulted in an "infodemic," according to The World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO, defines an infodemic as "an overabundance of information- some accurate and some not, that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy source and reliable guidance when they need it." 

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.

NDItech @ OGP Summit 2015

NDItech @ OGP Summit 2015

By Jared Ford | November 06, 2015


We’ve discussed the impressive Open Government Partnership a lot on this blog, among them here and here. They held their Global Summit from October 27-29 with NDI in strong attendance.  

Does "Smart" Make Sense?

Does "Smart" Make Sense?

By Swami Ganesan | March 16, 2015

If you are reading this blog, I bet you have attended an event in the recent past where the new buzzy topic “Smart Cities” was discussed. I have been to several such events lately.