When it comes to politics and policy, money matters. In an overwhelming majority of national governance systems, money is power — how and where money is spent all results in tangible or negligible outcomes.

Citizens around the world are all too aware of the central role of money in government during elections and in lobbyists’ ability to influence policy, but what about the far more mundane ways money is used in government daily — to buy the goods and services that bring policy from the paper to the pavement.

In this post, we explore the importance of government procurement and…


Health and wealth disparities, ideological petrification, a disintegration of trust in our institutions — this may be our past and present, but it does not have to be our future. While the most common governance system in the XXI century — liberal democracy — created an expansion of opportunities at a pace and scale never before experienced in history, this system seems increasingly unable to effectively manage and deliver desired results for society.

Our last article introduced you to MICRO™, the first product in our software ecosystem that will help upgrade governance systems and improve government’s ability to make data-driven…


For too long we have tried to improve government mainly at surface level. We elect Prime Ministers, Presidents and representatives from the Left, then the Right, then Left, then Right… and so it goes. We debate how to solve pressing problems, then find ourselves at an impasse as we debate the merits of Policy A vs. Policy B. Yet neither leaders from the Left or Right, nor Policies A or B are delivering the changes our societies need.

That is why our mission at Social Glass is to build purposeful and powerful tools for 21st Century governments, so opportunities and…


At Social Glass, we are working to create Governance 3.0 — a better-built system of governance, designed for the XXI century. What is Governance 3.0? The upgrade to Governance 2.0 (governing based on elections and regional representation), which was the system upgrade to Governance 1.0 (governing based on heritage and lineage). Governance 3.0 is what’s next.

We are committed to building Governance 3.0 because, although many people see increasingly polarized opinions, we see enormous agreement on their desired actions — a foundation upon which we can build more desirable futures.

One thing most of the global community agrees on is…


A message from founder & CEO Paola Santana

I grew up in the Dominican Republic, a country poorly governed but full of resources. I never got comfortable with the asymmetry, and at an early age I engaged in politics and law aspiring to change that reality. By age 19, I was working in the National Elections Court, organizing elections and handling political parties affairs. By age 23, I presented my thesis indicating that political parties could not govern democratic societies when they themselves do not operate democratically, internally. By age 24, I was in Washington D.C., the political capital of the world, figuring out what would be the…


Governments are the biggest decision-makers in the world. Did you know that 0.02% of the global population works for governments? From Prime Ministers to public works employees, this 0.02% shapes how we live and thrive every day. As citizens, we empower public servants to operate, manage, deliberate and decide on major topics — from healthcare to education; from roads to homes; from war to trade. Sometimes we agree with their choices, sometimes we think they can do better, but regardless of our perspectives, there are some challenges we all need to address.

For instance, we estimate that in 80% of…

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