Embracing Innovation in Government: Global Trends

At the 2017 World Government Summit, 12-14 February 2017 in Dubai, UAE, the OECD launched its new report into public sector innovation.

Innovation in government is about finding new ways to impact the lives of citizens, and new approaches to activating them as partners to shape the future together. It involves overcoming old structures and modes of thinking and embracing new technologies and ideas.

The potential of innovation in government is immense; however, the challenges governments face are significant. Despite this, governments are transforming the way they work to ensure this potential is met.

This new report highlights the latest trends in government innovation. The topics identified through this review are not the only trends and examples in government innovation, but they do provide a glimpse of where government innovation stands today and where it may be going tomorrow.

By identifying and sharing them and by serving as a global forum for connecting innovators around the world, the OECD and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) hope that they can be used by others to embed successes, reduce the impact of failure, and speed up the transformative process of innovation to deliver value for citizens at new heights and scales.

Read our blog posts about the launch of the report and a recap of the World Government Summit event.


Case studies

Across six themes, the report looks in detail at ten case studies. Below you can access directly each of the ten case studies featured in the report.

PeteBencana, Indonesia
Extreme Weather App, UAE
Mapatón, Mexico City, Mexico
Agents of Open Government, São Paulo, Brazil
Place to Experiment, Finland
The Wellbeing Project, Santa Monica, California, USA
Virtual Warsaw, Poland
Blockchain Voting for Peace, Colombia
Spreading Innovation, Denmark
Micro-purchase platform, USA