- See the list here (to go live when embargo breaks at 2 p.m. GMT on the 9th of December)
- List highlights public servants pioneering new approaches to governance to respond to innovation and change — especially in the time of Covid-19
- National and local politicians, civil servants and entrepreneurs are included in the list
- Over 300 nominations were received from public servants as well as experts from IGOs, academia and civil society
Apolitical, the learning network for government and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance just announced their inaugural list of the Agile 50: The World’s 50 Most Influential People Revolutionising Governance.
This list seeks to laud those politicians, civil servants and entrepreneurs driving agility in governments all around the world. It recognises both high-profile icons and shines light on the unsung heroes whose work is indispensable in transforming government to serve all in these testing times.
On the list, you’ll find remarkable people including:
- Paola Pisano, Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation, Italy
- Abdulla bin Touq, Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates
- David Moinina Sengeh, Minister of Education & Chief Innovation Officer, Sierra Leone
"While the impacts of COVID have been devastating to people around the world, it has also shown that public servants can be agile and that to work in new ways is possible”, says Apolitical Co-Founder Lisa Witter and former co-chair and current member of the WEF Agile Governance Global Future Council. “We hope that this list, highlighting outstanding examples of agility in government, serves as inspiration to make these innovative ways of working the new normal."
About Apolitical: Apolitical is the global learning network used by public servants in 170+ countries. The tech company’s mission is to accelerate the transformation of government. Apolitical was named one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies in 2018. Public servants use Apolitical for upskilling, to connect with each other, and to find original and curated content about what’s working in policymaking around the world, including on topics such as digital government, gender mainstreaming and government innovation. Public servants can become members for free by signing up here.
About the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance: The Global Future Council on Agile Governance brings together leading experts from business and government to drive regulatory reform that unleashes innovation and drives economic growth. The Council has developed a toolkit that shares practical techniques that regulators can employ to help respond in a more agile way to innovation and disruption, drawing on best practices from around the world. The toolkit can be found here:
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