Kris BroekaertGovernment Engagement Lead, World Economic Forum
- World Economic Forum
How do you think we should address the impact of digitalisation on society and politics?
The speed and scale of technological developments in the fourth industrial revolution is putting enormous pressure on regulatory frameworks. Current public policy systems evolved in an age when decision-makers had time to study specific issues and develop appropriate regulation, which is no longer feasible. There is an urgent need for adaptive, human-centred, inclusive and sustainable policy-making, which acknowledges that policy development is no longer limited to governments, but rather is an increasingly multistakeholder effort.
There is a growing understanding of the importance of the need for more agility in governance and the OECD can promote this and share best practice. The organization can reach the hand to new stakeholders that can influence governance (citizens and private sector) to co-create new forms of governance for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.