The Ash Center promotes innovation and advances excellence.

The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. We invite you to explore the various themes and programs below which comprise the Center's research focus. 

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Democratic Governance

Researches those practices that resolve urgent social problems in developed and developing societies.

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Innovations in Government

Recognizes and promotes creative and effective problem solving by governments and citizens.

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Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia 

Promotes research and training on Asia to disseminate best practices and improve public policy.

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Three Pillars

Our goal is to meet the profound challenges facing the world’s citizens

33 unique programs

Program Spotlight

BHCLI ClassroomBloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

Housed at the Ash Center, The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative convenes mayors, and their senior leaders, to strategize on how to effectively tackle pressing leadership and management challenges.