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Our digital governance applied research program crosses five applied domains: democratic governance, policy-making, service delivery, regulation, and risk and accountability. We are currently planning the next Digital Governance Forum and are seeking input from a range of stakeholders – citizens, elected officials, academics, public servants, and industry leaders – to shape the continued direction of our research activities and expand our network.

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Given the nature of the challenges and their scope, the partnership’s activities aim to have national impact and visibility, providing evidence based research and engaging Canadians to develop practical solutions. We are actively seeking partnerships with public institutions, private firms, academic institutions and citizen stakeholder groups.

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In an increasingly digital world, the task ahead for Canada’s public institutions is to evolve the Westminster system, both its political and administrative institutions, in a context of increased public expectations for speed, responsiveness and representativeness, and a renewed demand for improved outcomes that preserve and advance the public good.

The Digital Governance Partnership research and engagement theme for 2016-2017 is Framing Innovation: Westminster 2.0 in a Digital Age. For more information click here.


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Co-organized by the Institute on Governance and the Centre for Public Impact, and supported by its partner institutions, the second annual Digital Governance Forum brought together citizens, elected officials, academics, public servants, and industry leaders over the course of two days to discuss these and related questions.

This year’s forum focused on ‘Democratic Governance in a Networked Age’, exploring how digital culture provides new governance opportunities for Westminster democracies like Canada’s, enabling the development of public institutions that are more open, collaborative, responsive and inclusive.

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We launched our research program with the Digital Governance Forum in January 2015. Participants explored issues of information superabundance, personal data collection, hyper-accountability, the disintermediation of governing institutions, the appearance of new governance actors, the challenges of multi-level governance, and the proliferation of multi-sector delivery models. The forum generated a number of important follow-on questions, observations on the state of practice and future directions.

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Framing Innovation: Westminster 2.0 in the Digital Age In an increasingly digital world, the task ahead for Canada’s public institutions is to evolve the Westminster system, both its political and administrative institutions, in a context of increased public expectations for speed, responsiveness and representativeness, and a renewed demand for improved outcomes that preserve and advance the…

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*This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.