Solving Public Problems with Data

Discussion forum for the Solving Public Problems with Data (SPPwD) participants! Feel free to ask any question you may have.

Open Government

Open government is an innovative strategy for changing how government works, combining information transparency, public engagement and participation.

Open Data

When institutions open their data for research, analysis and reuse, it can be a powerful tool for improvement.

Data Science

Data Science is the processes and systems to extract knowledge or insights from large volumes of data.

Community Engagement

Engaging citizens can build trust and increase the legitimacy of decision-making for any institution.


Crowdsourcing uses communications technologies to enable institutions to leverage the wisdom of the crowd.

Citizen Science

Research tasks that are undertaken collaboratively by the public can help accomplish difficult objectives more effectively and efficiently.


Prize-Backed Challenges offer an incentive to encourage, recognize and reward innovation.

Lab Design

Governments are seeking to become more experimental and evidence-based through the creation of internal innovation labs.

Nudges: RCTS

Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) help find what works by comparing the outcomes of an intervention with a particular group against another that does not receive the intervention.


For discussion & information pertaining to various civic innovation events.

IODC 2016

Network of Innovators is the official professional app for IODC 2016. With Network of Innovators, you'll be able to read exclusive curated content, find other innovators like you attending IODC 2016, and participate in IODC conversations before, during, and after the conference.


For all other discussions pertaining to civic innovation.

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Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.