Behavioural Insights (BI)

 What we do

We work with governments to help them understand and approach innovation better, though:

  • Highlighting and analysing major trends in public sector innovation
  • Evaluating how government systems are set up to support innovation
  • Engaging public servants at all levels on the different phases of innovation and delineating skills and tools useful to navigating each
  • Sharing practice and case studies of innovation at all levels of government

How we help

Cumulatively, our research, advisory services, case studies and toolkits give leaders, managers and practitioners a clear picture of what public sector innovation is and how government can start or accelerate it.

Find out more about our projects and how they can benefit you and your organisation.

Behavioural Insights

Behavioural insights (BI) refers to the use of behavioural science in policymaking. We support

Mission-Oriented Innovation: Tackling society’s grand challenges

  Mission-oriented innovation has the potential to become one of the most significant vehicles

Rules as Code (RaC)

RaC is an emerging concept in public sector innovation, which is rethinking a core

Innovative Covid-19 Responses

Governments are working hard to rally resources and unify experts from across sectors and

Anticipatory Innovation Governance

AI Resources

As a companion piece to our AI primer, Hello, World: Artificial Intelligence and its

Artificial Intelligence

AI holds great promise for the public sector, and governments are in a unique

AI Strategies & Public Sector Components

Related Content: See the launch blog for Hello, World: Artificial Intelligence and its Use

OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation

The OECD Declaration puts the spotlight on innovation The OECD Declaration is an OECD

Public Sector Innovation Facets

The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) sees public sector innovation as a 'many-splendoured'

Country Studies

The Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) undertakes country studies in order to help

Innovation Lifecycle

The innovation lifecycle is an attempt to understand the different stages of the public

Toolkit Navigator

What is the OPSI Toolkit Navigator? Toolkits are a great way to share innovative

Innovation Skills

Exploring and Developing Public Sector Innovation Skills To reform the public sector so that

Innovation Trends

To further its mission and learn from leading-edge innovators, OPSI has partnered with the

Innovative Cities

Cities are fascinating loci of many ‘purpose-driven’ initiatives, often including many actors from multiple

Systems Approaches

Often there a gap between the kinds of problems governments must address and their