Government as a Platform

Government as a Platform

I have been reading more and more often for the case of Government as a Platform (GaaP).

For those examining GaaP, such as Accenture Consulting, GaaP is the foundation that allows government and non-government organizations to deliver next generation government services. In this scenario, government acts as an intermediary — orchestrating participants, facilitating collaboration, connecting people, and overseeing public service delivery models that will advance beyond what the government is today.

From Apple to Uber, digital darlings are disrupting their industries with platforms. These data-powered business models rely on others outside the company to create value for the business. It’s one of the most profound disruptive changes in the global macroeconomic environment since the Industrial Revolution — and it’s coming to a government near you.
— Accenture Consulting

The rise of GaaP means government service delivery will face unprecedented interest from organizations looking to invest and invent new approaches to public service.

With the changing notion that public services do not always have to be produced by government agencies — the digital era gives way to the private sector, NGOs, citizens creating and deploying public services.

While exciting, the impact of the government as a platform revolution will mean a radical transformation for people, processes and organizations. In the government as a platform world, central agencies will look very different, workforce dynamics will change, and new players will work together in new ways. This is only the beginning of the new face of government service delivery.
— Accenture Consulting