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Government Trends 2022

What are the most transformational trends in the public sector today?

We invite you to explore this year's ten transformative trends that focus

on how governments are striving to become future-ready postpandemic.

We cover the most transformative trends in government today, grouped

under three themes—building resilience, connected for greater

value and government for all the people.

Building resilience

Pandemic-induced disruption aside, technology shifts, climate change, economic disruption and supply chain issues are some of the areas in which governments are striving for greater resilience.

Governments around the world are prioritizing climate resilience by investing in infrastructure, societal resilience, and data analytics.

Nations are trying to fix supply chain weaknesses by reshoring, but they will also need “friendshoring”—partnering with trusted countries.

Government agencies are trying to bridge skills gaps by equipping people to adapt not only to new jobs, but to entirely different fields.

Connected for greater value

Arranging agency structures around “problems” rather than departmental boundaries allows for a better response to complex societal issues. Data-sharing plays a crucial role in this “silo-hacking” effort.

Linking up government across agencies, missions, and programs can enable collaborative engagement to tackle tenacious problems.

As governments realized the power of data-sharing during the pandemic, they rushed to adopt tools and rethink the role of the chief data officer.

The pandemic showed how government can help speed up innovation. Explore how government can play the role of a catalyzer for public good.

International partnerships can help governments better manage disease and ensure equitable global distribution of health care resources.

Government for all the people

The pandemic threw a spotlight on diversity, equity, and inclusion. It became critical to improve digital access, enhance communication and reimagine social care to better serve disadvantaged communities.

To ensure digital access for all, government agencies are focusing on infrastructure, design, and transformation of back-end operations.

Governments are trying to engage with communities and become a trusted source of information by redesigning communication methods.

Governments are not just repairing, but reweaving the social safety net to provide equitable, seamless, and effective services.

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