Co-creating open, participatory, and accountable government

How can we help citizens, government, civil society, and the private sector work together toward a common vision of good governance for the 21st century?

Reboot creates space for ordinary people to participate meaningfully, for civil society to advocate effectively, and for governments to adapt in response to their constituents. We align these groups for data-driven solutions that work.

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Featured Blog Post:

The Field of Dreams Fallacy

If an institution barrels ahead with an “if you build it, they will come” approach to open data, the impact is likely to fall short

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Leveraging Open Data to Solve Local Problems

NYC Mayor's Office of Tech + Innovation (MOTI) | USA

Driving Open & Responsive Governance

Open Government Partnership | Canada, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, USA

Unpacking the Nuts & Bolts of Public Sector Innovation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation | Mexico


implementing innovation

Implementing Innovation

A hands-on resource with practical advice for government changemakers as they navigate the challenges of implementing programs in the public sector.

Client: Hewlett Foundation | 2015

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Using Data to Influence Government Decisions

A scoping study on the opportunities and challenges of leveraging user-centered design to improve the impact of governance data.

Client: Open Society Foundations | 2015

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Toward the Next Phase of Open Government

An analysis of biases, constraints, and successes in the open government movement, based on discussions at the Aspen Institute’s Forum on Communications and Society.

Client: Aspen Institute | 2014

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Blog Posts



On March 20th, Panthea Lee will present on Reboot’s “participatory budgeting” (PB) research in four diverse local contexts at TICTeC 2019.


At this year’s SXSW Conference, Lauren Gardner will lead a session on March 10th illustrating the impact of city spending innovations from Madrid to Mexico City.


From March 2-8th, Reboot is excited to participate throughout this year’s NYC Open Data Week, organized by the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC.


Nigeria Health Watch, a health advocacy and policy blog, published an op-ed by Rebooter Adam Talsma on the importance of government accountability in the health sector.


From November 28th to 29th, Reboot is hosting the PB Exchange in Barcelona, Spain, in partnership with the Hewlett Foundation.


From November 14th to 16th, Zack Brisson will attend the 2018 Bridges Retreat: “Re-imagining the Open Society in the Digital Age,” near Paris, France.