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Governments provide a variety of financial help to people in need, with the eligibility/entitlement rules largely defined in legislation. But understanding those rules is incredibly hard, especially when under duress. This project is a community and social sector collaboration on a public, anonymous and interactive service that helps people know their legal rights to services & to an explanation from government, built upon a world first community reference implementation of legislation as code.
The Australian Government - Dept of Finance sponsored a Proof of Concept (PoC) that looked at how Rules as Code (RaC) might be provided as a shared utility that can be used to deliver simpler, personalised digital user journeys for citizens. RaC is the process of taking legislation and regulations and turning them into machine-readable code. It provides many benefits to citizens and government, including greater reuse, less duplication, greater transparency and accessibility of rules.
The Foundation Certificate in AI project seeks to make Ireland a world-leader in the ethical application of Artificial Intelligence across the Irish civil and public services by 2030 and is in line with the digital ambition, which the government of Ireland set itself. The project aims to upskill/reskill Irish Civil & Public Servants, identify a pipeline of potential AI projects that can improve service delivery, deliver value for money and is aligned National Strategy in AI & Innovation.
Social assistance for low-income families in Singapore are often largely premised on their needs, rather than the enterprise and creativity that families have. Empowered Families Initiative is a developmental initiative that hopes to harness the strengths and abilities of low-income families and invest in their aspirations through grants, savings matching and group support to improve their life circumstances towards better socio-economic position and well-being.
A new Area of Management (AoM) on Innovation has been integrated into the Management Accountability Framework (MAF). This is a tool used to promote management excellence in innovation for Canadians by assessing an organization’s ability to plan, generate and use rigorous evidence to inform decision-making on high-impact innovations. This is innovative in that it provides a clear roadmap to building thriving, innovative organizations and outlines a distinct role for executives in the process.
Austin has experienced rapid growth yet many underserved Austinites have found themselves forced to move when they don't want to, or experiencing homelessness. The City didn't have an anti-displacement strategy. We created a first set of anti displacement insights, accelerated community co-created anti displacement strategies, developed an interactive data tool to stimulate driven approaches, and co-created an equity tool to mitigate displacement risk heightened by its own transit investments.
Customer-oriented public services direct the authorities to look at citizens from their own responsibilities without taking into account a citizen’s overall life situation. A human-centric and life event -based operating model supported with the life-event service ecosystem technology enables the authorities to produce value directly in people's life events through the cooperation of other service providers in a timely and proactive manner.
Democratic Technology brings governments and citizens into the 21st century. It empowers engagement in real time on daily issues, between people and politicians in a seamless and transparent way. Using geolocation or an address entry, real verified users are shown their government representatives on their smartphones enabling direct one-to-one messaging on important events. Collected anonymized data enables evidence based decision making for the public and governments.
SA VPP is the largest network of home solar and battery systems lowering energy costs for thousands of public housing tenants while providing critical energy network services.   SA VPP has developed innovative approaches to: Significantly reduced energy bills for vulnerable South Australians Providing more access to renewable energy for more people Proving new commercial models for financing renewable energy assets Driving regulatory reform that accelerates Australia’s energy market…
The Latrobe Health Assembly has undertaken a co-design process with service providers, government and people with lived experience to develop an innovative mental health cafe model for Latrobe City. The cafe has and continues to involve people with lived experience at all levels. It aims to: increase opportunities for peer support and social connection; reduce emergency department presentations for non-emergency mental health issues; and improve mental health consumer experiences and outcomes.