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Evidence to Action 2017: Harnessing Technology for Public Good

Institutions & Governance Conference   |   past event  |  May 10 2017

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, The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) hosted an event for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers to explore how “GovTech” and “CivicTech” are impacting government performance, accountability, and citizen engagement around the globe. Entitled Smart Government: Harnessing Technology for Public Good, the event was part of CEGA’s annual Evidence to Action series and was hosted by Orange Silicon Valley.

Learn more about CEGA’s work on this issues here.

Agenda

Welcome address — Temina Madon (Executive Director, Center for Effective Global Action, UC Berkeley)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjozw-Idvd0 
Welcome address — Gabriel Sidhom (Vice President, Technology Development, Orange Silicon Valley)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmSP6oBvcw
Digital platforms and political participation in South Africa — Craig McIntosh (UC San Diego)
https://youtu.be/9w9ihj-Jpto 
Broadcasting political debates in Sierra Leone — Katherine Casey (Stanford)
https://youtu.be/pmehB6Wukq0  
Crowd-sourcing ratings of public services in Pakistan — Arman Rezaee (UC Davis)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2aL6bOxP90 
Social media and censorship evasion in China — Margaret E. Roberts (UC San Diego)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7fRxk7g8Z8 
Panel Discussion: From the Bottom Up – Innovations for Accountability & Mobilization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcDcTZjBsGI 
Keynote: Connecting citizens, strengthening services: ICT for public accountability — Umar Saif (Chairman, Punjab IT Board)
https://youtu.be/5S611jZ1yyQ 
Machine learning to fight corruption — Thiago Marzagão (Office of the Comptroller General in Brazil)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2prrNVaD-Nc 
Smartphone monitoring and behavioral economics for the public sector in Pakistan — Michael Callen (UC San Diego)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4N7CdrOLks 
Using technology for better governance — Karthik Muralidharan (UC San Diego)
https://youtu.be/H2FCkOwGkww
Sensors to improve public transport in Nairobi — David Schönholzer (UC Berkeley)
https://youtu.be/cUqE_3BPraU
What’s Next? The Learning Agenda for Technology & Governance — a panel discussion with:
-Umar Saif (Punjab IT Board); Katrin Verclas (Independent Consultant)
-Jake Kendall (DFS Lab, Caribou Digital)
-David Sasaki (The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)
-Ted Miguel (Center for Effective Global Action)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j20ljmQFxc
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E2A 2017 Keynote: Connecting citizens, strengthening services -- Umar Saif


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E2A 2017 Panel Discussion: From the Bottom Up - Innovations for Accountability & Mobilization


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E2A 2017: Agenda


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E2A 2017: Broadcasting political debates in Sierra Leone -- Katherine Casey


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E2A 2017: Crowd-sourcing ratings of public services in Pakistan -- Arman Rezaee


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E2A 2017: Digital platforms and political participation in South Africa - Craig McIntosh


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E2A 2017: Machine learning to fight corruption -- Thiago Marzagão


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E2A 2017: Sensors to improve public transport in Nairobi -- David Schönholzer


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E2A 2017: Smartphone monitoring and behavioral economics for the public sector in Pakistan -- Michael Callen


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E2A 2017: Social media and censorship evasion in China -- Margaret E. Roberts


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E2A 2017: Using technology for better governance -- Karthik Muralidharan


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E2A 2017: Welcome Address - Gabriel Sidhom


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E2A 2017: Welcome Address - Temina Madon


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E2A 2017: What's Next? The Learning Agenda for Technology & Governance


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