digitalHKS fellowship - Government as a Platform

A fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School examining how digital platforms will change government and society.

Aims of the work

  • Give digital service units resources to help them build good platforms
  • Test ways of explaining the value and implications of digital platforms to politicians and policymakers
  • Identify the important parts of platform government and develop a common language for talking about it
  • Start a conversation about the institutional, societal and democratic implications of digital platforms in government and beyond

Activities and outputs

  • Interviewing technologists, policy makers and politicians from governments and the private sector Mapping the emergence of platforms around the world and publishing it as open data
  • Writing a platforms playbook for government digital service units
  • Publishing articles on the key issues related to government platforms
  • Developing resources for students and practitioners looking to understand platform government
  • Publishing a biweekly newsletter on government platforms to keep practitioners, researchers and policy makers informed

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