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The Importance of Leadership in Social Innovation

Jitinder Kohli discusses the role leaders must play to build an innovation culture in their agencies, encouraging calculated risk taking and challenging traditional approaches.

by Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Information Overload

Is open government really working? Ask Aunt Edna, says Gadi Dechter in this Government Executive article.

by Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Five Keys to Innovation

Vicki Sellick describes the five key elements to promoting a culture of innovation in government agencies focused on social issues.

by Vicki Sellick | Wednesday, October 5, 2011

When Words Get in the Way

book_alt2 icon Report Gadi Dechter explains new SEC disclosure rules and what steps can be made toward improving them.

by Gadi Dechter | Friday, September 30, 2011

Fibbing About the Record for Emergency Appropriation Offsets

Scott Lilly explores the legislative record for providing budget offsets for federal emergency spending, detailing why the House majority leader’s arguments are both mistaken and embarrassing.

by Scott Lilly | Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Barriers to Innovation

Traditional budgeting, lack of incentives, and agency failure to follow through on rhetoric are all significant barriers to government innovation, writes Jitinder Kohli in this week’s installment.

by Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Better, More Diverse Senior Executive Service in 2050

book_alt2 icon Report Jitinder Kohli, John Gans, and James Hairston on the need for action to address the diversity gap in the Senior Executive Service.

by Jitinder Kohli, John Gans, and James Hairston | Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Weekly Column Explores Innovation in the Public Sector

This is the first installment of a new weekly column on government innovation produced by CAP’s Doing What Works team in partnership with the Bellwether Education Partners and the Young Foundation, as part of the “Innovation for the Public Good” series.

by Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Administration Should Seize Momentum on U.S. Open Government “Action Plan”

Gadi Dechter recommends that the Obama administration move on its recent initiatives after urging the U.N. General Assembly to "harness the power of open societies."

by Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Double Dip?

Scott Lilly examines the consequences of slashing government spending amid the Great Depression in 1937-38, finding worrisome parallels in today’s debate.

by Scott Lilly | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Civil Legal Aid by the Numbers

A by-the-numbers look at the increase in pro se representation and the need for additional funding for civil legal aid programs.

by David Liu | Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Bipartisan Call for “What Works” Budgeting

John Griffith and Jitinder Kohli call on Congress and the White House to jointly support a comprehensive, results-oriented review of the federal budget.

by John Griffith and Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Agricultural Subsidies

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

by Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 21 Is Consumers’ Independence Day

The new “cop on the beat” for consumers of financial products faces more challenges ahead, but it’s a fight worth having, argues Gadi Dechter.

by Gadi Dechter | Thursday, July 21, 2011


This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget decisions that boost government efficiency and effectiveness.

by Diana Epstein | Wednesday, July 20, 2011