A debate about uncertainty, held in the heart of certainty

OPSI Events, Systems thinking

On the 28th of February, policy makers, systems thinkers, designers, academics and others convened in Paris for an all day workshop discussing new ways to address public challenges marked by complexity and ambiguity inherent to many policy fields today. This deep look at uncertainty sits in the context of OECD’s efforts to adapt its advisory capacity and develop new approaches to respond to these changed circumstances. In a world where social and economic phenomena are hard to anticipate let alone to understand, what is the role of evidence and expert advice in shaping public policies? Serendipitously, that same day, David …

World Government Summit: a Quick Recap

OPSI Events, Trends

There’s been a flurry of activity at OPSI over the past few weeks. While we’ve been working to pull together a systems thinking workshop that we will be hosting in Paris tomorrow, a few of us made our way to Dubai to attend the 2017 World Government Summit in order to launch our latest report: Embracing Innovation in Government: Global Trends. We had the opportunity to meet innovators from all over the world, and hear fascinating insights on the future of government and innovation. As we’ve blogged about before, OPSI worked closely with the UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for …

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 …