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Singapore wants you to design its next government website

Challenge launched to encourage citizens to contribute to design process

New South Wales, Australia to crowdsource ideas for public housing, congestion

New South Wales (NSW) state in Australia will crowdsource solutions ...

New mobile app for Hong Kong public library users

Hong Kong residents can now use library services on the ...

5 September 2014 | News

Malaysia crowdsources ideas for 2015 Budget

The Government of Malaysia is crowdsourcing ideas for its 2015 Budget, which will be tabled on 10th October.

3 September 2014 | News

FutureCity of the Year shortlist announced for 2014 FutureGov Awards

The shortlisted government agencies for the ‘FutureCity of the Year’ category of the annual FutureGov Awards have been announced - with departments from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore making it through to the final stage.

28 August 2014 | News

Singapore IDA hosts open data visualisation competition with US$12,397 of prizes

Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority is hosting a competition for citizens to use open government datasets to create visualisations, and potentially win a cash prize.

22 August 2014 | Research

Measuring your department’s citizen self-service performance

Your government agency may be employing self-service methods, but without proper analytical tools, a wealth of valuable data and insights on user experience may be lost.

21 August 2014 | News

City of Port Adelaide, Australia, takes citizens down memory lane with interactive map

A city in South Australia has published an interactive map to take its citizens through the history of the port city.

13 August 2014 | Interview

Chinese province pilots scheme where citizens give feedback on officials’ performance

One Chinese province now allows citizens to give feedback on the performance of officials, but the overall trend shows less innovation in local governments, says Centre for Chinese Government Innovation.

12 August 2014 | Interview

City of Naga, Philippines, has dedicated team to respond to Facebook comments

Naga City in the Philippines employs a team of officials to read and respond to Facebook comments. Mayor John Bongat tells FutureGov how that helped during Typhoon Glenda last month.

11 August 2014 | Research

How well does your government’s connectivity rate?

A new report by FutureGov Research and Cisco Systems surveys and assesses the status of government connectivity in selected countries in the region.

8 August 2014 | Interview

E-government requires better trained citizens and officials, says Indonesian Mayor

As Pekalongan, Indonesia, nears the completion of its e-government plan, it is now focused on training citizens and officials to use online services, Dr Mohamad Basyir Ahmad, the city’s Mayor, told FutureGov.

6 August 2014 | Interview

Top Taipei official talks Open Data, apps and the challenges still to overcome

From private sector apps that prevent sleepy commuters from missing their stop, to better public sector responses to citizen complaints, Taipei’s Open Data push has paid dividends. FutureGov spoke to Chang Chia-sheng, the Mayor’s Consultant and former CIO, on the latest developments and remaining challenges.

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