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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User-Centered Design for Increasing Open Data Use

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

Multi-stakeholder Co-creation for Lasting Open Government Reform

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

Developmental Evaluation for 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 9th, Reboot will host an End of Open Data Week Celebration, welcoming NYC civic change makers to come together for a happy hour closing reception.


On March 3rd, Lauren Gardner will join fellow social innovation practitioners to discuss the evolution and future of design thinking.


On January 16th Ahmed Rufai Isah will take part in an interactive session organized by the National Institute of Legislative Studies on sustained citizen involvement in the budget reform process in Nigeria.


On November 28th and 29th, Reboot will facilitate Open Contracting 2017, a global convening of open contracting leaders, practitioners, and champions from across the world.


On November 8th Zack Brisson delivered a lecture at the Rutger’s Honors College Forum on tactics for working within power structures to create meaningful social change.


Panthea Lee and Zack Brisson will join dozens of urban experts at CityLab Paris to discuss the future of cities.