Better rules - better outcomes

Have open discussions and collective decisions that:
- Support development of a global vision for Better Rules and set direction for the work required to get us there
- Connect/collaborate across sectors and nations
- Add to the landscape map of related activities
- Help manage a list of questions to be researched

The models of creating, managing, using and improving the "rules" of government (policy, legislation, regulation and business rules) are traditionally developed for use in a non-digital - paper - environment. In an ever increasing digital world this creates inefficiencies and also can impact on the effectiveness of policies - i.e. the original intent is not achieved.

New digital technologies and the effective use of government data presents opportunities to better deliver to the needs of citizens and business. To fully realise these opportunities, policies and rules need to be developed in a manner that recognises the context of the business or citizen experience, and enable digital service delivery. Including through artificial intelligence and blockchain applications. A different approach would be to develop authoritative and reusable sources of machine consumable legislation and rules in conjunction with the human-readable versions.

Making legislation available as "code" contributes to open-government and enables NGOs, communities and private sector to be part of a government services ecosystem.

Published Better Rules Case study on the OECD Observatory for Public Sector Innovation site.

Pim Willemstein from Better for Business (https://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/business/better-for-business); and
The Service Innovation Lab (http://serviceinnovationtoolkit.wikidot.com/)