Res Publica


Res Publica is a community of public sector professionals dedicated to promoting good governance, civic virtue and deliberative democracy.

We work as "public entrepreneurs", choosing our location and projects based on assessments of threats to the public good and opportunities to maximise our impact. While many public and public-interest bodies restrict themselves to particular roles and means, Res Publica pilots a new model: rapid, flexible, project-specific responses to problems, focused on results and emphasising effectiveness, creativity and innovation.

Res Publica is Latin for “the public thing” and refers to what individuals in a community hold in common or place above their self interest.

Through its work and among its membership, Res Publica tries to heed Gandhi’s call to “be the change you wish to see in the world”. It operates internally and with partners on the basis of fellowship and deliberation.

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