Our Work

Increasingly, governments must contend with policy problems that are complex and interconnected, the root causes of which are often difficult to determine. We know the old ways of working are no longer suitable. Governments need to innovate.

OPSI works with countries that are transforming their operations and improving the lives of their people through innovation.

OPSI’s case study platform collects and makes navigable examples of public sector innovation from around the world. Research how others innovate and contribute your own case, so that others can learn from you. You may also submit a case study of your own (registration required).

OPSI undertakes a variety of projects to advance the thinking on public sector innovation, surface good practice, identify trends to see what is next and develop approaches to improve public sector capacity and capability so that public servants at all levels have the skills and opportunities to innovate. Connect with our work to learn more.

Public sector innovation is an emergent area of research and practice. OPSI produces cutting-edge research publications to continually advance and refine thinking on innovation as a concept, its distinct forms and develops theories of how the public sector changes to become more innovative.

A compendium of toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation, curated by OPSI and our partners around the world. You may also add a toolkit to the compendium (subject to OPSI review), as well as review existing toolkits or save them to your profile for later (registration required).

OPSI supports the use of Behavioural Science in policymaking, from policy design to implementation and evaluation. We provide public governance tools such as the BI units map, the BI projects repository, and the BI pre-registration portal.