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"When we talk about innovation and citizens’ rights in Mexico City, we’re talking about using cutting-edge technology to bring education, connectivity, and security closer to everyday life while fostering a government that is honest and free of corruption.” - Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Head of Government of Mexico City 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 team of 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 around: Data-centric leadership Effective project planning and execution Cross-agency (and -government) data sharing Establishing sustainable initiatives


Goldsmith, Stephen, and Christina Nagler. "Mexico City Digital Agency for Public Innovation." Data-Smart City Solutions Policy Briefs Series, October 2023.