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Jennifer Guay

10 July 2018

Australia

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Organizational design makes a big difference for public servants. Let workers personalize their desks and sit near teammates. Let them speak in reverse-hierarchical order during meetings, contribute ideas anonymously,...

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Fergus Peace

5 July 2018

France

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Connecting refugees and locals speeds integration. A social enterprise called Singa, for example, has a matchmaking app that pairs people with similar hobbies and interests. The model has proven so successful that bra...

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Anoush Darabi

4 July 2018

Leeds, United Kingdom

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With a single tap, public health workers in Leeds can use a mobile app to record signs of loneliness in the city. Their observations generate a heat map of social isolation, which then guides community outreach effort...

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Jack Graham

4 July 2018

Singapore

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Since Singapore introduced the "Play Maker" program for preschoolers in 2016, it has seen wide-ranging benefits. By integrating interactive robots into the school day, the curriculum increases students' exposure to te...

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Anoush Darabi

2 July 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Berlin has historically struggled with implementing new digital advancements. Thanks to a collaborative effort however, the community can now be informed about the water pollution level of various lakes that are often...

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Natalie Holmes

2 July 2018

Germany

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The early impact of Germany’s wage transparency law has been limited because it only applies to large companies and, while it permits an employee to inquire whether she is paid differently than her male colleagues, sh...

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Fergus Peace

29 June 2018

Sweden

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Every migrant child applying for asylum in Sweden gets a public lawyer and an assigned guardian. Although a rapid rise in asylum seekers in 2015-16 strained the country’s migration system, Sweden has not resorted to p...

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Jack Graham

27 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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The Newborn Foundation in collaboration with tech-company Masimo created an infant pulse-oximeter used to diagnose heart defects in newborn babies. The technology is now being used all over the world and is integrated...

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Fergus Peace

26 June 2018

Australia

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Targeted outreach can encourage employers to hire refugees. Australia’s Refugee Talent provides one-on-one interview coaching for refugees and an online job platform for employers, helping both groups overcome cultura...

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Jennifer Guay

26 June 2018

Aarhus, Denmark

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Loneliness and social isolation are on the rise globally, and feelings of loneliness can be extremely detrimental to health and longevity. In Denmark, the "National Movement Against Loneliness" and GENLYD train commun...

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Anoush Darabi

22 June 2018

Antwerp, Belgium

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Urban planners in Belgium are creating play spaces, known as the “speelweefselplan,” to give children more room to be outside. The design process includes asking schoolchildren about their routes to and from school, a...

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Anna Louie Sussman

18 June 2018

New Zealand

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Undervaluation of care work stems from gender bias. A labor union brought this argument to court in New Zealand and won big. The settlement nearly doubled wages for workers, which has led to the added bonus of less st...

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Miranda Hall

18 June 2018

India

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Affordable and flexible child care allows female informal workers to earn more money and frees older children to attend school. One model that works well comes from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Indi...

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Edward Siddons

15 June 2018

United States

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Researchers found that more greenery in urban spaces reduces crime and this idea of combatting crime with good design is part of a discipline called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED. It spread a...

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Anoush Darabi

15 June 2018

The Hague, Netherlands

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As urban farming proves to be a viable solution for the need to produce more food, many find the landscape of city-farming difficult to navigate due to space and expenses. In The Netherlands, however, a handful of sma...

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Jack Graham

15 June 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

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Participation in art and music improves cognitive development and fosters social skills in young children. In Bogotá, Columbia, a program developed by Nidos: Art in Early Childhood provides tens of thousands of childr...

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Anoush Darabi

11 June 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Reduce corruption by making public data accessible and transparent. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, information about public works projects is available online, so excess spending is hard to hide. Meanwhile in Brazil, an ...

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Fergus Peace

11 June 2018

Australia

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The Seasonal Workers Program in Australia was implemented when there was a need to be met for more farming laborers. Although not without issue, the program is drawing many Pacific Islanders as a means for them to boo...

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Anoush Darabi

8 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Pedestrian-oriented development takes many forms, but three cities have demonstrated success. In New York City, a local transit commissioner convinced the city to pedestrianize parts of Times Square using data to make...

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Jennifer Guay

5 June 2018

Denmark

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Denmark’s MindLab pushed experimentation and innovation in government for more than 16 years, inspiring imitators around the world. Now shut down, the innovation lab fell victim to a swift shift in political prioritie...

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Jack Graham

5 June 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The First 1000 Days program in Amsterdam aims to cut childhood obesity down to 0% by 2033. Facets of this program include extensive visits to mothers by nurses, organization of healthy community activities, and specif...

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Anoush Darabi

1 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Writing laws to be machine-readable could have huge payoffs. San Francisco is designing a computer program to read through the city’s prosecution records and automatically downgrade applicable marijuana possession con...

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Fergus Peace

29 May 2018

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First piloted in 2017, the Qualifications Passport allows refugees to apply for a document certifying their education background earned in their home country. The Council of Europe is working to spread awareness of th...

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Jack Graham

24 May 2018

Kigali, Rwanda

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Rwanda is approaching an ambitious goal - to be orphanage-free - and it's doing so by working to place children in orphanages with extended family and relatives, foster care, or re-integrating into society with the he...

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Jack Graham

18 May 2018

Bern, Switzerland

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Switzerland will soon be piloting a new algorithm to help refugees find jobs. The algorithm uses "machine learning to match geographic employment outcomes with refugees’ personal characteristics, such as gender, age a...

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