Data for Social Good

Data for Social Good

Leveraging data and technology to drive policy, engage citizens, and improve governance. We believe that tomorrow’s leaders need to be able to understand data and guide technology’s evolving role globally to achieve social impact. From interacting with digital natives, to asking tough questions to solve interconnected problems, we convene and educate leaders on how to best leverage data and use technological tools to re-imagine governance and revitalize the social sector.

The Blockchain Ethical Design Framework

There are dramatic predictions about the potential of blockchain to “revolutionize” everything from worldwide financial markets and the distribution of humanitarian assistance to the very way that we outright recognize human identity for billions of people around the globe. This paper aims to demonstrate the capacity of blockchain to create scalable social impact and to identify the elements that need to be addressed to mitigate challenges in its application.

Published June 2018.


Accelerating the Sharing of Data across Sectors to Advance the Common Good

This paper by Provost Robert Groves and Adam Neufeld provides a roadmap for sharing data across sectors and levels of government to address some of society’s urgent opportunities, understanding that the combination of public and private data sources could create real insights to provide better services to communities.

Published November 2017.


The Architecture of Innovation: Institutionalizing Innovation in Federal Policymaking

Produced in partnership with the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute at Georgetown University, this publication provides recommendations for how the next presidential administration can pilot, iterate and scale innovative approaches to more effectively serve the needs of its citizens.

Published October 6, 2016.


The Architecture of Innovation: Executive Summary

In this abstract, we have highlighted the key take-aways and insights surfaced in our latest report, “The Architecture of Innovation.” In both the report and this summary, we have outlined clear recommendations and calls to action as to how government can organize for change at the highest levels to not only adapt and meet the challenges of today, but anticipate and meet the needs of tomorrow.

Published October 6, 2016.


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