Doing Data-Driven Democracy Right: A 100 Questions Initiative
How can governments take better steps to inform citizens and source and use data to improve governance processes? What role do non-profits, watchdogs, and lay citizens play in implementing and overseeing a responsible, inclusive, and accountable transition to data-driven democracy?
For the last few months, The GovLab, the Asia Foundation, BRAC Institute of Governance & Development Bangladesh, and The Centre for Strategic and International Studies Indonesia have sought to source the questions that data could answer toward transforming the way different societies govern themselves. Following a prioritization effort among a large cohort of “bilinguals,” global experts in both data science and governance, we have released the 10 curated questions for public voting.
Please join Doing Data-Driven Democracy Right: A 100 Governance Questions Initiative – an event hosted by The GovLab to reflect on the questions identified and how to operationalize them in an Americas context.
Take part in public voting at https://governance.the100questions.org
Andrew Young, Knowledge Director, The GovLab
Andrew Young is the Knowledge Director at The GovLab, where he leads research efforts focusing on the impact of technology on public institutions. Among the grant-funded projects he has directed are a global assessment of the impact of open government data; comparative benchmarking of government innovation efforts against those of other countries; a methodology for leveraging corporate data to benefit the public good; and crafting the experimental design for testing the adoption of technology innovations in federal agencies.