Although design systems are relatively new in the public sector, some government organisations have already been working on their own design systems. For example, the Government of the United States of America released their Web Design Standards, Italy's Design Agency released Designers Italia and the Government of the United Kingdom is currently building their own web standards.

In Canada all official websites use the Web Experience Toolkit which is a more rigid style guide than this system. The Canadian Digital Service is currently working on a Government of Canada UI kit.