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.
- We’re not leaving this bar until we’ve come up with such a great idea that I can’t sack you, by Tony Ageh, 2014.
- 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.
- We need new patterns, by Sarah Gold.
- 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.
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.
- Data portals for 85 US cities.
- Data.gov United States government open data portal. Portal for data from US federal agencies and some state and local government data.
- Datos Abiertos Open data site of the Republic of Mexico.
- Open Data Government of Canada data portal.