Keegan Mcbride

Keegan Mcbride
Hertie School of Governance · Centre for Digital Governance

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A core component for building a digital government is a governmental interoperability and data exchange platform. To be a successful digital government interoperability and the ability to exchange data are a must. However, the research into such government interoperability and data exchange platforms, their conceptualization, structure, and core co...
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This report results from the work of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Extended Reality (XR), a multidisciplinary group of industry practitioners, ethicists, academics, researchers, educators, and technology enthusiasts. It focuses on the growing governance gaps between the potential of extended reality (XR), the popularity of the term metave...
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In a wide variety of contexts and situations, the pandemic and the increased reliance on digital technologies have further perpetuated already existing inequalities, worsened mental health, increased stress, and decreased well-being. These issues can be grouped together under the term "digital well-being”, which described how digital services and t...
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Interoperability is a core component for any successful governmental digitalization initiative. Though there are numerous ways to build and enable this interoperability, it is possible to identify commonly occurring building blocks. This short report identifies these building blocks, maps them to relevant and common policy goals, and presents a ref...
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Smart cities have traditionally been studied from a technocentric perspective. However, such technological conceptualizations of smart cities are no longer adequate in today’s society. This policy brief discusses another alternative, human centric smart cities. Human centric smart cities are cities that practice smart governance, are collaborative,...
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Environmental monitoring of rivers is a cornerstone of the European Union's Water Framework Directive. It requires the estimation and reporting of environmental flows in rivers whose characteristics vary widely across the EU member states. This variability has resulted in a fragmentation of estimation and reporting methods for environmental flows a...
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In today’s world, disasters, both natural and manmade, are becoming increasingly frequent, and new solutions are of a compelling need to provide and disseminate information about these disasters to the public and concerned authorities in an effective and efficient manner. One of the most frequently used ways for information dissemination today is t...
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Innovation is essential for our ability to overcome global issues such as climate change, natural resource depletion, and inequality. A central aspect of innovation is the scaling process. While an abundance of studies on innovation scaling exist in many different disciplines, there is a lack of shared understanding of what scaling means and how it...
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There is an increased interest amongst governments and public sector organizations about how to best integrate artificial intelligence into their day-today business processes. Yet, a large majority of technical knowhow is concentrated within the private sector, requiring most public sector organizations to rely on public procurement for AI systems....
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Many governments have problems with developing digital government services in an effective and efficient manner. One proposed solution to improve governmental digital service development is for governments to utilize agile development methods. However, there is currently a lack of understanding on two important and related topics. First, whether or...
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Many governments have problems with developing digital government services in an effective and efficient manner. One proposed solution to improve governmental digital service development is for governments to utilize agile development methods. However, there is currently a lack of understanding on two important and related topics. First, whether or...
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As the research domain of digital government continues to develop itself as an important body of scholarly research, and it continues to grow in terms of researchers, publications, research funding, and other related indicators, it is important to understand the core theoretical and philosophical basis of the discipline. However, there is currently...
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The rapid pace of technological advancement and innovation has put existing governance and regulatory mechanisms to the test. There is a clear need for new and innovative regulatory mechanisms that enable governments to successfully manage the integration of digital technologies into our societies, and to ensure that such integration occurs in a su...
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This essay was submitted to the Bennett Prospect Public Policy Prize Essay Contest where it was selected as a shortlisted candidate. For more information about the contest, please read: https://www.bennettinstitute.cam.ac.uk/news/bennett-prospect-public-policy-prize/
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Agility has become a common term when it comes to today's discourse on digitalization and government transformation. There is a widely held view that governmental bureaucracy with its laws, regulations, institutions, and 'red tape' is unable to keep up with a rapidly changing and digitizing society. It is now often claimed that the solution is for...
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Open government data, as a phenomena, may be considered an important and influential innovation that has the potential to drive the creation of public value via enabling the prevention of corruption, increase in accountability and transparency, and driving the co-creation of new and innovative services. However, in order for open government data to...
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Negative environmental impacts on societies and ecosystems are frequently driven by human activity and amplified by increasing climatic variability. Properly managing these impacts relies on a government's ability to ensure environmental regulatory compliance in the face of increasing uncertainty. Water flow rates are the most widely used evaluatio...
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Electronic government (EG) is a multidisciplinary research field that has been developing rapidly since its initial conceptualization in the 1990s. It is currently experiencing high levels of growth in terms of scholars in the field, publications, research funding opportunities, and dedicated conferences. Though the field is growing in terms of res...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of how Estonia used action research and systems theory to improve the performance their Open Government Data (OGD) ecosystem. This paper understands performance of OGD ecosystems of as consisting of three parts: 1) OGD supply, 2) OGD usage, 3) communication, interaction, and linkages between OGD s...
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This thesis contributes to the field of e-Government by presenting research on how open government data can be used for the co-creation of new public services. Whilst there is large amounts of research on open government data and co-creation individually, there is a lack of academic research that aims to combine these two topics. As open government...
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In todays world, disasters, both natural and man-made, are becoming increasingly frequent and new solutions are of a compelling need to provide and disseminate information about these disasters to the public and concerned authorities in an effective and efficient manner. One of the most frequently used ways for information dissemination today is th...
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This research paper starts from the belief that digital government is a systemic process and that by studying the technical architecture it is possible to gain a better understanding of its behavior. Drawing on insights from system dynamics, systems theory, and complex adaptive systems, the paper hypothesizes that by including and reinforcing feedb...
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In this paper, key narratives within the field of e-government are identified by conducting a thematic analysis of the top 100 most cited e-government papers (plus an additional 20 from 2018-2019). The identified narratives that emerged from this analysis are: the democratic, technocratic, and the tech-savvy narrative, plus the implementation (pseu...
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Talgildu Føroyar is a project-based temporary organization, funded from 2015 through 2020, tasked with spearheading the Faroe Islands' digital governance movement. As a small, subnational island jurisdiction (SNIJ), the government of the Faroe Islands with its population of 50,000 believes that digitalization will lead to decreased government costs...
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This chapter aims to demonstrate and understand how open government data can generate public value by allowing any actor to co-create an open government data-driven public service. The chapter takes a holistic approach to understanding open government data-driven co-creation and follows a content-context-process approach for the framework developme...
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Welfare sectors across the world are facing the need to balance the contrast between economic pressures due to demographic changes and peoples’ rising expectations of receiving services that are transparent; timely and tailored to citizens’ habits and needs. This means that governments are pressured to look for new ways to deliver public services....
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It is becoming increasingly clear that the concepts of open government data (OGD) and co-creation are related; however, there is currently only limited empirical material available exploring the link between the two. This paper aims to help clarify the relationship between these two concepts by exploring a recently coined phenomenon: OGD-driven co-...
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Estonia is often considered as a global leader in digital government. However, when it comes to Open Government Data (OGD), Estonia seems to be far behind many other countries according to international surveys and indices. This paper takes a closer look at the puzzle of Estonia's low OGD maturity against the backdrop of a highly developed e-govern...
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It is believed that co-creation may lead to public service quality improvements, the provision and creation of new and innovative services, and bring public service providers closer to their service users. There has been an increased interest and focus on how new technological innovations are enabling and facilitating co-creation; one such digital...
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Digital transformation has emerged as a term that describes the departure from digitization efforts to a full stack revision of the policies, processes and services in order to create simpler user experiences for citizens and frontline workers. While previous waves of digitization focused on the transition from analog to (parallel) digital services...
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Linked Open Statistical Data (LOSD) and Open Government Data (OGD) are believed to contain the capability to drive the creation of new and innovative public services and provide increased levels of public value. It has also been proposed that these technologies have the potential to change the relationship between traditional public service provide...
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Large amounts of Open Government Data (OGD) have become available and co-created public services have started to emerge, but there is only limited empirical material available on co-created OGD-driven public services. To address this shortcoming and explore the concept of co-created OGD-driven public services the authors conducted an exploratory ca...
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Governments are creating and maintaining increasing amounts of data, and, recently, releasing data as open government data. As the amount of data available increases, so to should the exploitation of this data. However, this potential currently seems to be unexploited. Since exploiting open government data has the potential to create new public val...
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Governments are creating and maintaining increasing amounts of data, and, recently, releasing data as open government data. As the amount of data available increases, so too should the exploitation of this data. However, this potential currently seems to be unexploited. Since exploiting open government data has the potential to create new public va...
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New technologies are changing our current understanding of public services. One example of this is the emerging concept, and exploitation of, Open Government Data (OGD). Governments are able to release OGD and, through this action, act as a platform. This Open Government Data Platform allows anyone to use, exploit, and analyze government datasets t...
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Open data is being increasingly looked at as a major driver of public service innovation. Open access to datasets and advanced analytical tools are believed to generate valuable new knowledge that can be turned into data-driven services. At the same time, open data is also believed to spur open governance and enable the engagement of various stakeh...
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An article about the OpenGovIntelligence project, a collaborative R&D project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, working on how multidimensional statistical data can help improve public services. https://medium.com/opengovintelligence/data-driven-public-service-creation-an-estonian-example-8d58a79ef89c#.4silc7a5d

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The OpenGovIntelligence project aims at stimulating sustainable economic growth in Europe through fostering innovation in society and enterprises. Towards this end, OpenGovIntelligence suggests a holistic approach for the modernization of Public Administration (PA) by exploiting Linked Open Statistical Data (LOSD) technologies. This includes new business processes, policies, and tools that will enable the active participation of the society and enterprises in data sharing and in the coproduction of innovative data-driven public services. The objectives of the OpenGovIntelligence project include: • The identification of challenges in opening up and exploiting LOSD for the co-production of innovative data-driven public services. • The creation of a framework comprising business processes, policies, and data infrastructure architectures. This framework specifies a user-centric LOSD Innovation Ecosystem that orchestrates the collaboration of society and PA for opening up and exploiting LOSD to address relevant challenges and facilitate the co-production of innovative data-driven public services. • The delivery of the OpenGovIntelligece ICT toolkit comprising easy-to-use and user-centric tools to facilitate realizing the LOSD Innovation Ecosystem. • The OpenGovIntelligence pilots in six countries to validate and prove the usability and effectiveness of the LOSD Innovation Ecosystem. The pilots will develop services at both national and local level to tackle societal and PA challenges in various problem areas such as internal decision-making in PAs, enhancing e-services provided by Points of Single Contact in Europe, and improving policy-making in the areas of environment protection, economic growth, and unemployment.