Innovation in the Public Sector or Public Innovation

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On 12-13 November 2014, the OECD held an important conference. More than 400 people answered the call for action of the OECD Secretariat. The role of government is more challenging than ever, and the need for public innovation greater than ever, to find solutions to the challenges we are facing as a society. I had the pleasure of facilitating the penultimate conference session. The following summarises the opening remarks used to set the context for a panel discussion. More importantly, it captures the narrative created by a panel of world renowned thought leaders on innovation in a public sector setting. …

An innovative public sector?

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Last week over three hundred people from the public, private and civil society sectors descended on the OECD in Paris. Why? To discuss an innovative public sector. For some of you that might sound like an oxymoron, but over two days stereotypes were left at the door as participants shared stories and learnt about innovation in the public sector. The conference on Innovating the Public Sector: from Ideas to Impact showcased the public sector at its best. Innovators from around the world stood on stage to give short, dynamic talks about what they were doing at home. There were talks …