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Evaluating Destination 2020: How will we know when we get there? February 26
As we move into 2015 – with a looming federal election and a first annual report on progress on implementation of Blueprint 2020 (now Destination 2020) –  read more...

Changing channels: Meeting the digital-by-default service imperative February 24
After early success as a world leader, Canada’s e-government performance has languished in recent years. In contrast to more ambitious digital initiatives  read more...

Tailoring leadership programs for developing governments February 23
Designing, developing and delivering tailor-made leadership programs for developing governments is a delicate and intense endeavor that unavoidably becomes a  read more...



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Digital Governance Forum keynote videos February 12
If you missed the Digital Governance Forum, hosted by the Institute on Governance and Canadian Government Executive, or wish to listen once again to two superb presentations from the event's keynote speakers, Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, both  read more...

Adobe encourages cloud solutions February 5
Adobe is encouraging public sector organizations to take a big leap into the cloud. At its Digital Government Assembly in Washington this week, the computer software company unveiled Adobe Cloud Solutions for Government, aimed at helping public  read more...

Cultivating content management January 27
It’s a well-known fact that websites are driven by content. Public service websites in particular produce and deliver content and services that are designed to be as user-friendly as possible. But how can governments effectively manage all this  read more...

Technology
Changing channels: Meeting the digital-by-default service imperative February 24
After early success as a world leader, Canada’s e-government performance has languished in recent years. In contrast to more ambitious digital initiatives across a range of OECD countries that are steadily producing results...  read more...

Guelph’s journey towards open government February 9
Digital and mobile technologies are transforming politics, especially the ways in which citizens and government interact and the avenues through which citizens can engage. The City of Guelph, through the creation of its Open Government Action Plan – Canada’s first – is embracing this change.  read more...

Deep impact: Digital technology's challenge to governance January 28
There are, of course, thousands of public servants who deliver services directly to citizens: at the federal level, border agents, food inspectors, Service Canada desk officers, to name just three...But even their work is being transformed by the power of digital technology.  read more...

Bookshelf


The creativity of pairs

When you think of creativity and innovation in government, John Lennon and Paul McCartney probably don’t spring to mind. Neither worked in government and, indeed, they were anti-establishment types who you can imagine sneering at "government bureaucrats."





How to change the world (or sell government) in three acts

You can’t appear for your important presentations in a black turtleneck and jeans like Steve Jobs did. And you don’t have alluring electronic gizmos to talk about. So suggesting you might learn from the presentation approach of the hallowed Apple pitchman might seem ludicrous.




   
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Trust is not a given
on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 20:55
What an article Deborah. The transactional cost of low trust environments is a real cost to organizations. Apart from the…

There is no innovation without engagement
on Monday, 02 February 2015 16:35
This article is timely, and I am heartened to see that the definition of engagement is more about a state…

Case competition: Practicing the art of policymaking
on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 18:53
What a great experience for any graduate student. The lightning round is by far the most intense thing that I…

Attempting to regulate the present from the past
on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 08:35
I think the principle reason why regulation tends to be commandeered by the past, rather than responsive to the present,…

High performance by design
on Thursday, 04 December 2014 21:06
Very interesting Mr. Larose. As a Public Servant employed at ESDC, I thank you for expressing your views on Performance…

One step at a time February 17
In April 2014 the Environics Institute and the Institute on Governance surveyed Canadian attitudes toward major Canadian institutions. Not being an actual institution, public procurement was not mentioned: that was nice, because it was not pilloried yet again.  read more...

When actions speak louder than words January 13
The president of the Treasury Board gave a speech in November at the University of Ottawa for the launch of the Open Government Action Plan. His message was clear:  read more...

If it’s broken – fix it! December 15
Last month I supported the argument that if a received bid does not comply with some minor aspect of a call for bids, but the non-compliance will not put either the procurement or the resulting contract at risk, the bid should be accepted and the bidder given time to “fix” the problem.  read more...

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Open Government Podcast >>
The Open Government Podcast features 10-12min interviews with voices from the Open Government, Open Data, and Civic Engagement communities.

Andrew Fogg - Data from the outside February 26
Andrew Fogg is the CDO of Import.io and he tells us how his tool helps people create their... Listen

Luca Pisterzi - Doing Science Differently February 25
Luca Pisterzi, the Information and Analytics Program Lead for the Ontario Brain Institute,... Listen

Maryantonett Flumian - Process of Delayering February 24
Maryantonett Flumian is the President of the Institute on Governance and a former Deputy Minister... Listen





City recognized for green engagement
As a municipality that truly believes in fostering a culture of innovation, the City of Grande Prairie is a trailblazer for implementing new ideas that enhance  read more...

The digital town hall: Meeting citizen expectations through government websites
The Green Governance Award won by the City of Grand Prairie demonstrates that every day there are new examples of how citizens’ expectations of local  read more...

Grande Prairie recognized for online innovation
The City of Grande Prairie in Alberta has received a "green gov" award from Santa Monica-based Vision Internet, a government website  read more...

    Great transitions: New Brunswick's approach to change in government
An element of democracy that people unaccustomed to freedom regard with awe is the peaceful transfer of power from one elected government to the next. Managing that transition is the highest calling  read more...

One step at a time
In April 2014 the Environics Institute and the Institute on Governance surveyed Canadian attitudes toward major Canadian institutions. Not being an actual institution, public procurement was not  read more...

Leading in unstable times
Last October, Janice Charette was appointed federal Clerk of the Privy Council, the second woman to hold this post. She is leading change on two fronts. First, the public service continues to  read more...

 
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