To maximize available public resources and reduce reliance on outsourcing of tasks to external consultants, Singapore’s government has launched a program to encourage its public employees to share their skills across various departments within the agencies in which they work. Under an internal Facebook-based platform, users can request assistance for tasks such as document translation, video production, corporate planning, and organizational development. After a task is completed, users and the departments that “hosted” them can mutually rate each other according to performance in a manner similar to Airbnb and Uber. Officials hope the move will encourage government employees to explore freelance opportunities within their own agencies, and help to empower and motivate them. The initiative began in October and the pilot is running for six months.