Government as Platform

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"Government as Platform (GAP) is the idea that the functions of government should be delivered by creating a framework of open and accessible elements, that citizens can interact with and combine in order to deliver outcomes. This vision is contrasted against the current model which is caricatured as “government as vending machine” in which you put cash in one end and get products and services out of the other." (


Book: Government As a Platform. Daniel Lathrop and Laurel Ruma, O’Reilly Media, Inc. 2010


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