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Digital Government best practices – Bridging the Digital Divide

Our new Digital Government best practices knowledge network site is now live, and my favourite case study is this early OIX pilot for South Yorkshire.

Not only is it the early seeds of a whole new Identity ecosystem, a radical transformation of app design and so forth, but also a very simple but powerful example of how to address ‘Bridging the Digital Divide‘.

In this case the project targets the ‘unbanked’, those with no digital footprint at all, ie. literally on the other side of the divide.

Given the social challenges in these scenarios at the best of times this is tremendously important work to be pioneering, however in these darkened times it’s especially important to highlight work that offers true social innovation leadership light.

At the moment it might seem that all of the UK Government is trying to directly push their own citizens into deeper poverty, but it’s not true for all, many are still fighting to give them a hand up in the other direction!!!

handup12In times of great depression caused by banking greed it’s critical we expand the social catch net to offer A Hand Up of some kind to many more people, not a punch in the face from the bankers chief conspirator (!), and be cutting help when it’s needed most.

So we will provide an ongoing showcase of those types of solutions, and how these might be more readily rolled out on a larger scale as part of a national effort to bridge the divide and repair the damage that is being done.

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