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There are plenty of innovative initiatives that never manage to reach the public sector, generating inequalities in access and quality in the provision of solutions. GovtechLab Madrid is the first open innovation Lab located inside of the Community of Madrid. The focus of the Lab is on reducing the barriers and accompanying both the supply and demand sides in finding solutions and opportunities to implement them.
Easy Government invites people with disabilities to redesign legal and administrative texts (i.e., laws, subsidy formulares) using an easy-to-read approach based on pictograms, simple words, short paragraphs, and the creation of new products that are simpler and clearer for all audiences (i.e., seniors, immigrants, people with low reading comprehension, children). With the lenses focused on diversity and inclusion we seek to address complex issues faced by these population groups.
The IDT is a multi-stakeholder dialogue methodology whose objective is to generate spaces for collaborative co-creation to design public policy proposals for a locally development challenge.   The IDT Yumbo worked on a challenge prioritized by citizens. The causes were identified and solutions were proposed, creating a policy prototype. Through advocacy platforms, the prototype was presented to the local and regional government to incorporate the proposal as part of the Municipal policymaking.
"Our Europe, Our Future" is a vast consultation of young people in France and Germany carried out in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe. 95,000 young people from both countries expressed their priorities for Europe in two consultations: one carried out on the initiative of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the other in cooperation with the Franco-German Youth Office and with the support of the German Foreign Ministry.
In Uganda, traditional community engagement events called ‘barazas’ have been adopted and adapted by CoST - the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative to promote meaningful participation and improve delivery. CoST Uganda initially began to use the events with a focus on infrastructure delivery in Wakiso District, outside Kampala to help to rebuild a broken relationship between residents and officials and rectify key issues on an infrastructure project.
Scottish Government commissioned research to explore public attitudes to agriculture, environment and rural priorities in Scotland, to develop replacements to the Common Agricultural Policy. The research involved a number of strands of data collection, with each element building on the other, and culminating in citizens' forums to develop a detailed understanding of public priorities. The research is being used by policymakers as a new Scottish Bill is in the process of being developed.
The National Open Data Portal is a single access point for all data produced by public institutions for the purpose of : - Complying with the provisions of the organic Law on access to information in its section on the proactive publication of public data in open format; - Promoting the reuse of public data to stimulate innovation and the creation of new value-added services aiming to enhance the economic growth; and - Strengthening the transparency and integrity of governmental activities.
GovTech Poland has developed world's first challenge based procurement model where the authors of the best idea receive a full implementation contract without the need for an additional cumbersome tender. With the goal of opening procurement to all creative individuals, the model covers the process from identification to implementation. A pilot run, tested in both central and local institutions has increased SME participation in procurement processes by an average of 1600% (in a sample of 250)…
Previous government-led safety inspection systems were not reflective of social needs and public interest in the foods and drugs that should be on the market. The new system allows people not only to make policy proposals but to actively participate in food and drug inspections as well. People are empowered to request inspection or examination of products when there is a growing public concern over the safety of the food or drug in question. The government will respond with an inspection or…
Converlens emerged from the Australian government’s 2017/18 Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) "Digitally enabled community engagement in policy and programme design" challenge. The BRII challenge linked into OGP Australia’s first National Action Plan. Deploying artificial intelligence (AI) to provide a smart layer of qualitative natural-language processing techniques (NLP), Converlens assists people in government to excel at managing the submissions and communications…