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GovTech: a new driver of citizen participation?

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Explore how GovTech enables public innovation to take on new dimensions

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At a time when public trust in institutions is low, governments worldwide are seeking new ways to involve citizens in policymaking. But does technology help or hinder when it comes to participation?

GovTech refers to an emerging public innovation ecosystem in which startups and SMEs provide tech-based products and services to public sector clients.

In this third Digital Future Society report, discover the challenges and opportunities of applying GovTech to transform government-citizen relationships.

The report features 4 in-depth case studies of tech-based participation tools that show how a thriving GovTech ecosystem can facilitate collective problem solving and drive citizen participation at all levels of government.

“An increasing number of startups and SMEs have begun to develop participatory tools for public administrations.” Dr. Tanya Filer, Public Policy and Research Leader Bennett Institute for Public Policy at Cambridge University and Director at StateUp
Facilitating collective problem solving and driving citizen participation at all levels of government.