Innovations in Government

The Innovations in Government Program is the premier academic force for recognizing and promoting excellence in the public sector and fostering innovative policy solutions to the 21st century challenges of governing.

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Crisis Leadership

The Program on Crisis Leadership seeks to improve society’s capacity to deal with natural disasters; infrastructure, technology, and systems failures; emergent infectious disease; and terrorism.

Award Program

Innovations in American Government Awards sealThe Innovations in American Government Awards is the nation's preeminent program devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector. 

Regulatory Reform

The Ash Center is building an inventory of regulatory best practices that will support local governments in streamlining regulatory processes

Innovators Network

The Government Innovators Network is a marketplace of ideas and examples of government innovation for policymakers, policy advisors, and practitioners.

Data-Smart Cities

Data-Smart City Solutions logoData-Smart City Solutions is working to catalyze adoption of data projects on the local government level by serving as a central resource for cities.