Weekly bits of interest - 25 August 2014

Some recent developments and articles of interest:

  • What's the key to creating a successful innovation team? Ruth Puttick shares findings from Nesta. "Setting up a team to 'do innovation' is setting them up to fail. Innovation in government should never be the responsibility for one team. An i-team provides the insights, methods, guidance, capacity and support, but delivery will ultimately need to be the responsibility for the rest of government if they are to be embedded into the day-to day."

  • Mike Bracken from the UK Government Digital Service writes about how sharing helps them improve digital services

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies is providing $45m in Innovation Delivery grants to US cities. "The foundation will direct significant funding and other assistance to help dozens of cities adopt the Innovation Delivery model, an approach to generating and implementing new ideas that has been tested and refined over the past three years in partnership with city leaders in Atlanta, Chicago, Louisville, Memphis, and New Orleans"

  • Sachchi Ghimire Karki and Kamal Raj Sigdel take a look at how the UNDP is using social media to try and battle gender stereotypes in Nepal

  • Nana Tsiklauri shares the experience of a new i-team in Georgia and the lessons they have taken from the UK.


As always, please feel free to identify any other recent developments or articles of interest in the comments below.
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