Smart Government: Harnessing Technology for Public Good

Technology can dramatically change how governments and civil society function. Advances in the collection and use of data by the public sector, as well as online platforms for citizen engagement, provide unprecedented opportunities to increase state efficiency and accountability. Nowhere do these advances have more potential than in the developing world.

On May 10th, UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) will host a private event for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers. Through short presentations and discussion, we will explore how “GovTech” and “CivicTech” innovations are impacting government performance, accountability, and citizen engagement around the globe. A cocktail and networking reception will follow.

This event is part of CEGA’s annual Evidence to Action series and is graciously hosted by Orange Silicon Valley. Please view the complete agenda below.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017