Politicians, policy makers and public servants have never faced a situation like this. They immediately need policies that really work. Best practices can serve as an inspiration, a starting point and a proof of concept.
The government of the Austrian province Lower Austria offers free and publicly accessible webinars on the topic of “Secure Home Office”. They inform citizens on how to protect themselves and their data.
The Brazilian House of Representatives and the Senate agreed to implement the Remote Deliberation System (SDR) to ensure a working congress during lockdown.
To ensure that all students are provided with laptops for digital learning, a US county gives free laptops to students in need.
A government is exploring ways to transfer benefits to citizens without bank accounts.
Portugal gives temporary citizenship rights to migrants and asylum seekers to grant them equal access to the health care and social security system.
To inform civil servants about the city’s measures and projects during the coronavirus pandemic, the city government created a YouTube channel for its employees.
To share stories of kindness and show that citizens’ sense of community is not confined by walls, the Mayor of London launched the #LondonTogether campaign.