Frontiers of Innovation Conference: Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation in Government


Monday, March 31, 2008 (All day)


Harvard Kennedy School

The Frontiers of Innovation conference was held at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), March 31–April 2, 2008, and hosted participants from more than 50 countries. The conference highlighted how governments can be more effective at solving problems and improving the lives of their citizens through innovation.

The conference—designed by HKS faculty for senior managers, elected officials, and nonprofit leaders—included crosscutting themes such as anti-corruption reforms, successes in engaging citizens in democracy, and twenty-first century models of governance. In addition, participants learned how successful innovations in global health, disaster management, and social justice are used to solve pressing public policy issues.

Learn more about the event 

View the Agenda

The Challenge of Good Governance in India: Need for Innovative Approaches 

Conference Videos


Conference Files 

Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech

Setting the Context

Roundtable: Government Innovation and Social Justice

Small Group Process Instructions

Document from Panel 1

Small Group Results from Panel 1

Document from Panel 2

Small Group Results from Panel 2

Document from Panel 3

Small Group Results from Panel 4

Document from Panel 5

Document from Panel 5 (en français) 

Small Group Results from Panel 5