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How Mexico does the hard work to make things simple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO4a7Nkt1p8 Here's the third film we shot at the Harvard event earlier this year. It's another wonderful short story of a team doing the hard work to make things simple. In Mexico, it used to be very difficult to get a replacement for a lost or damaged birth certificate. People had to physically travel back to the state they were born in, apply for a replacement certificate, and wait. In this film, Yolanda Martínez, the National Digital Strategy Coordinator at MexicoDigital, explains...
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Empowered teams make services better, faster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2WOdWtqlVA We heard lots of great stories when we went to Harvard earlier this year. One of our favourites was this one, from Hillary Hartley, about how her team spotted a problem, found a way to fix it, and just got on with doing that. Rather than asking for permission up front, they built prototype - which they then showed to the senior figure in charge, who instantly offered support. Hillary tells the whole story in this 2 minute film. Like many...
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Keep going

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkLO-IwSCko At the start of the summer, we co-hosted an event at Harvard University with our friends from digitalHKS. A couple of dozen people spent 2 days telling the truth about their efforts to make digital change happen in governments all over the world. People were encouraged to be candid; it was a chance for everyone to really find out what their peers are up to. The successes they’ve enjoyed, and the disasters they’ve coped with. In between the presentations and discussions,...