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How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

May 1, 2018: The data collected, released, and produced by the government has the potential to be leveraged for social good, but concerns about privacy and citizens’ rights are paramount.

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.
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Building the Democracy Stack

Building the Democracy Stack

February 27, 2018: Congress’s knowledge gap is especially glaring when it comes to modern decision-making: the effective organization of digital assets to process information.

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What is the Crux of Blockchain?

What is the Crux of Blockchain?

January 22, 2018: What blockchain really introduces is the opportunity for a power shift. It can give users the tools to trust the intermediary and control their own data.

Finding a Niche as a Foreigner

Finding a Niche as a Foreigner

August 8, 2017: It was a moment that caused me to think deeply about my role as a foreigner working here and how I should deal with the corresponding limitations.

An Ode to the Internet

An Ode to the Internet

August 2, 2017: We want people to innovate and to develop sustainable solutions, but spotty internet access represents a far greater obstacle than we give it credit.

The Pitfalls of Voluntourism

The Pitfalls of Voluntourism

July 31, 2017: The intentions of voluntourism — a combination of tourism and volunteering — to do good is heartening. But it is not without its pitfalls.

Using Big Data for Health Outcomes

Using Big Data for Health Outcomes

July 26, 2017: Data aggregation in healthcare seeks to improve health outcomes by providing physicians with a better picture of the context in which disease manifests.

What is a Public-Private Partnership?

What is a Public-Private Partnership?

July 12, 2017: Policymakers and investors are revisiting public-private partnerships as procurement mechanisms, but we need clearer language on what this term means.

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