What’s in store for the OPSI in 2017?

OPSI Events, OPSI

Bonne année. Gott nytt år. Frohes neues Jahr. 明けましておめでとうございます. Feliz año nuevo. Szczęśliwego nowego roku. Happy New Year! The OPSI team hopes that you have had a great start to 2017. In 2016 our team grew from two to six people. We launched off a number of projects under our Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission. And we ran a global call for innovation projects to feed into our forthcoming review of the latest trends in government innovation in partnership with the World Government Summit run by the Government of the United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for …

Our new beta website

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Hi, welcome to our new beta website for the OPSI. A new web presence for our content, providing greater flexibility, functionality and control of what, how and when we publish material. The site is still in development so things might not work quite right, our apologies for any problems that causes. Do let us know if there’s something you think isn’t working, and we can check it out.

The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation: the journey continues

OPSI Archive Posts, OPSI

Back in November 2014, at the launch of the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, more than 400 policy makers, front line public servants, civil society organisations, and academics gathered at the OECD to celebrate government innovation—how we can do things differently to achieve positive results for individuals and society. At that event, the OECD made a call to action for governments to create the conditions to promote and enable public sector innovation. How did countries respond to that call? Almost two years down the road—with many economies still on the road to economic recovery—innovation has become a more significant imperative …

CitizenPoweredCities: Co-producing better public services with citizens

OPSI Archive Posts, City/local innovation, OPSI

The partnership between the OECD and the non-profit organisation Governance International has shared with the OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) 50+ international case studies on how public service organisations, in particular at the local level, harness the skills, capabilities and energy of citizens to achieve better outcomes. You can use these case studies to explore why and how many governments in the OECD co-commission, co-design, co-deliver and co-assess public services with users and local communities, use evidence-based results and create pathways towards CitizenPoweredCities. When Dr. Catherine Needham wrote the first co-production case study in 2010 on a highly …

Welcome to the Observatory Blog

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Welcome to the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation’s Blog. It’s an open space to share your views and experiences of how the public sector is innovating, the challenges it faces and the opportunities to seize. We invite the innovation community in the broadest sense to join us – from government officials at all levels to researchers, commentators, designers, analysts… We hope that this blog will be both informative and interactive. We welcome your views, questions, comments and latest news on innovation.