Digital government resources for policymakers interested in digital. Initially created by Paul Maltby, Director of Data Projects, Department for Communities and Local Government, it is now a crowdsourced resource being regularly updated by UK government digital policy thought-leaders on GitHub.
- The Agile Manifesto, 2001
- Government as a platform, Tim O’Reilly, 2010
- The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Eric S. Raymond, 1997
- Software is eating the world, Marc Andreessen, 2011
- New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms, 2014
- Government Digital Service design principles, 2012
- Government as a platform, or a platform for government? Which are we getting? and What is government as a platform and how do we achieve it?, both by Mark Thompson, 2015
- Definition of digital, by Tom Loosemore, 2016
- What is code? By Paul Ford, 2015.
- An introduction to Wardley value chain mapping, by Simon Wardley,2015.
- Product Land, by Richard Pope, 2015.
- Being Digital, by Nicholas Negroponte, 1996.
- Checklist manifesto, by Atul gawande, 2011.
- The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, 2013.
- Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, 2010 .
- Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe.
- How to make sense of any mess by Abby Covert 2015.
- Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World by Peter Merholz, 2008.
- Sweat the small stuff, TED talk by Rory Sutherland, 2012.
- Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari
- Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy, by Erik Brynjolfsson.
- Play Anything: The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games, by Ian Bogost.
- Policy Making in a Digital Age, by Jennifer Pahlka.
- Can you recognise the million pound chair? by Tom Steinberg, 2012.
- Digital government: not complicated, just hard, YouTube video by Tom Loosemore.
- How Boston’s tech squad saved the city from its annual moving day nightmare, by Susan Crawford, 2015.
- Boiling Frogs, by GCHQ.
- Tim O’Reilly on the Code Red Time magazine article by Steve Brill.
- Teaching digital at the Kennedy School of Government: a road map, by David Eaves
- The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance Stephen Goldsmith and Susan Crawford, 2014.
- Delivering on digital by William Eggers, 2016.
- Improving the Management of Digital Government, by Institute for Government, 2016.
- Making a success of Digital Government, by Institute for Government, 2016.
- Digitizing Government: Understanding and Implementing New Digital Business Models, by Alan Brown, Jerry Fishenden and Mark Thompson.
- Top digital policy developments in 2016: A year in review, by DiploFoundation.
- Strategic reading for people changing government, blog by Stefan Czerniawski
- Five for Friday, blog by Dave Briggs
- Rise of the Robots: Technology and the threat of mass unemployment, by Martin Ford
- The Code Book: a secret history of codes and codebreaking by Simon Singh, 2010.
- Designing Delivery, by Jeff Sussna, 2015.
- Leading Public Design, by Christian Bason.
- Most of government is mostly service design most of the time. Discuss, by Matt Edgar.
- The Actual Problem to be Solved, 2017, by Kate Tarlingand Ayesha Moarif.
- The Needs of Government, by Ben Holliday.
- I fought the law and the users won, by Peter Herlihy.
- Simplicity, by Edward de Bono. Via Terence Eden
- Citizen interactive design by Cliff Lampe, 2016.
Politics and Digital
- National Digital Conference keynote speech, by Matt Hancock MP, 2015.
- There’s a revolution out there – and Labour must be part of it, by Chi Onwurah MP, 2016.
- My vision for a smarter state, by David Cameron, 2015.
- The righteous mind: why good people are divided by politics and religion, by Jonathan Haidt.
- The dictator’s handbook: why bad behaviour is almost always good politics, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.
- The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class – and What We Can Do About It, by Richard Florida, 2017.
- The digital transformation of Parish Councils has begun, by Andy Black, 2017.
Digital government resources for policymakers – Worldwide open data sets
- Africa Data Highway Economic data from African Development Bank Group.
- Open Africa Code for Africa’s independent repository of open data on the African continent, with support from Google, World Bank Group, International Center for Journalists and Open Knowledge.
Digital government resources for policymakers