OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Brazil’s ENAP launches ‘Challenges’ for

Innovative response

Brazil's National School of Public Administration (Enap) has launched a series of public challenges to combat a variety of issues regarding the epidemic:

  1. Efficiency of the health system to face the epidemic
  2. Decreasing the economic impacts in the context of Covid-19
  3. Mitigation of the socio-economic consequences of Covid-19
  4. Monitoring and management of coping with the epidemic

Companies, impact businesses, private non-profit entities, public and private Scientific and Technological Research Institutions are allowed to participate. Each problem is described, and given a dedicated 'briefing' with supporting documents attached or linked. Applications are done through Google forms.

Winners of the challenges will then be rewarded with finances to help develop their solutions.

The challenges are hosted through Desafios, their open innovation platform that uses contests and awards to invite society to participate in building solutions to public problems.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Governments do not always have the capacity or imagination to anticipate all possible solutions for problems, including (and perhaps especially) this virus. As such, Challenges like this can help source solutions from society at large.

Organisations/institutions involved

National School of Public Administration (Enap)

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Issues being addressed:

  • Crowdsourcing solutions