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Government agencies need to rethink their role and bring the power of the ecosystem together to widen the catalogue of services. In this blog series, Gaurav explains how we can achieve this by partnering to generate expected impact.
There is a need for a systemic change and I can certainly see that shift starting to happen and a trend towards more collaboration across that ecosystem. What that means is that government agencies need to rethink their role not only to be providers but to be facilitators in an ecosystem and that is really vital because in the times we have today governments have limited resources and budgets, so they know that they don’t have the wherewithal and the reach to be able meet this complex set of needs independently so they have to partner with the ecosystem.
By bringing the power of the ecosystem together – government agencies, the private sector, both large, small and medium sized companies, the whole startup community, academia and research, when you start to bring them together, both to foster kind of new ways of working, new ways of partnering and also widening the catalogue of services that people are able to avail of.
That is when at a national level, at a system level, you get a much greater impact and much better outcomes, because there is a power in that teaming, it is greater than the sum of the parts and what we are really trying to drive is that all pulling towards the same direction, all ultimately driven towards improving the individual and the family outcomes of the people that they serve.