The six top trends in government innovation

It’s counter-intuitive, but we may actually be living through a golden age of government innovation. The tremendous pressure exerted by huge complex problems like climate change, exacerbated by continuous budget cuts since the crash of 2008, have left governments with no option but to get smarter.

Over the past 18 months, Apolitical has shared more than a thousand groundbreaking government projects from around the world. From these hundreds of examples, in different fields and dozens of countries, we have isolated a small number of common themes. These are the new tools at the cutting edge of how to get things done in public service, and represent the forefront of government innovation