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Lessons from the COVID data wizards

Lessons from the COVID data wizards

Data dashboards have been an important part of pandemic response and planning. What have their developers learnt about communicating science in a crisis?

Four ways to make data work better for residents

Four ways to make data work better for residents

Every single government in the world, from small cities and counties to federal giants, is somewhere on a data journey. The farther they go, the more they’re set up to deliver effective, equitable public services.

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #74 – Data Science: Easy as P.I.E.

Governments are often on the hook for some of society’s most pressing challenges. How can city leaders find novel and flexible solutions to address these issues and improve the lives of residents? In a world filled with ever more complex technology, leaders are...

Laredo, TX Case Study

Laredo, TX Case Study

The Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) worked with Laredo to establish a data governance structure, increase internal access to data, create data standards for collection and definitions of data, and address staff concerns about data quality, all with a focus on elevating the City’s data practice long term and building staff capacity to take on this work.

Grand Rapids, MI Case Study

Grand Rapids, MI Case Study

Grand Rapids entered into GovEx/WWC engagement to advance its ability to deliver results for its residents by establishing data management practices, in order to bring data and evidence into the decision-making process to increase equity and the quality of life in the City, enabling progress towards the City’s goals and connecting with the community in the process.

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #73 – Saving for the Future with Lansing SAVE

How can cities and their partners help families start saving money for their children’s future college or career training expenses? Since 2013, Lansing, Michigan has been tackling this innovative opportunity with the Lansing SAVE Initiative, a program providing all...

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #72 – Framing Results with the Results Framework

Accountable, transparent government is something we all strive for in public service. But how do we make this aspiration a reality? It's not enough to simply collect results from the programs and initiatives we launch - we need to turn these results into meaningful...

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #71 – A Year in Review: The Economic Mobility Policy Forum

Today, we're joined by the Economic Mobility Forum's Policy Fellows as they wrap up a year of research and discussion at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Applied Public Research. The Policy Forum is a community of practice focused on connecting forum members...

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #70 – Forging Ahead Despite COVID-19

The disruptive effects of COVID-19 were widespread, but that didn't prevent the City of Paterson, NJ from moving forward on mayoral priorities. Today, we join Mayor Andre Sayegh, Chief Data Officer Harsha Mallajosyula, and Business Administrator Kathleen Long to...

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #69 – COMIT: A Maternal Vaccination Policy Tracker by JHU

Is it safe for pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19? What if they're breast feeding? The answer, it turns out, is hard to find, and it depends a lot on where in the world you live. Today, we're looking at COMIT (COvid Maternal Immunization Tracker), a...

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #68 – The eSchools+ Initiative

Today, we're joined by the creators of the eSchools+ Initiative, a program designed to address inequity caused by school closures through connecting parents and teachers with school reopening data and research. We'll explore the initiative's conception and the unique...

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #67 – Love Your Block in Lancaster, PA

In today’s episode, we’ll discuss the Love Your Block program in the City of Lancaster. Love Your Block is a Cities of Service initiative that connects city leaders with residents to help them organize neighborhood improvements, cleanups, and other volunteer-led...

Podcast #76 – From the “Start” of Innovation to a New Center for Innovation – A Conversation with Amanda Daflos

Podcast #66 – Baltimore’s CleanStat Initiative

In today's episode, we discuss our engagement with the City of Baltimore and its CleanStat program. We'll also look at how the city relied on this initiative to care for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.