Data-Smart City Solutions

Mexico City Digital Agency for Public Innovation

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    Stephen Goldsmith, Christina Nagler
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Research summary

Mexico City’s 2018 mayoral election started a new chapter in the city’s history. Before the global pandemic cast its long shadow in 2020, the newly elected mayor and her teamof changemakers pledged to transform city government through innovative initiatives that centralized historically fragmented operations. To address this goal, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo established the city’s first public innovation agency. Legislative and organizational advances – and a fierce commitment to improving people’s lives – helped to position the mayor’s innovation agency for success. Within these pages, we invite you to explore best practices from Mexico City’s Digital Agency for Public Innovation around:

  • Data-centric leadership
  • Effective project planning and execution
  • Cross-agency (and -government) data sharing
  • Establishing sustainable initiatives

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