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In the face of what has increasingly been referred to as an ongoing “permacrisis”, governments must cope with and respond to emerging threats while already grappling with longstanding issues such as climate change, digital disruption and low levels of trust. In this context, understanding new approaches and spreading successful ideas has never been more important. To promote this, the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) has analysed 1 084 innovative initiatives from 94…
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OPSI AT A GLANCE We support governments in leveraging new approaches to achieve local, national and global policy priorities and deliver on their commitments. We learn from the past, anticipate the future, and build solutions today. Who we are The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) puts innovation at the heart of government. Founded in 2011 based on the growing need for governments to adopt new approaches to address society’s complex problems, OPSI works...
Privacy Policy Updated: 1 August 2019 The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) is committed to the protection of personal information of the users of its websites. OECD Staff and external processors who have access to personal information and are associated with the processing of that information are obligated to respect the privacy and confidentiality of information, consistent with the Decision of Secretary-General on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing…
We have created the OPSI at the request of OECD member countries in order to help them solve the real world problems that they face today. That’s why each innovation presented in the OPSI website answers the question: “Why the innovation was developed?”
who we work with We collaborate with innovators in all sectors and connect with leaders and practitioners alike, based on their emergent needs and where we can add value. We take risks with them so that we can push boundaries in this evolving area of practice. Are you ready to make change? How would you like to get involved with OPSI? Learner OPSI support public sector leaders and practitioners around the world by providing them...
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After an amazing and intensive five years with the team at OPSI, I’m leaving the OECD to move on to new adventures back in Australia. Before I go, and with the indulgence of my colleagues, I’d like to take this chance to reflect on some of what I’ve been lucky enough to learn. After all, a big part of innovation is learning, and while it’s very easy in these tumultuous and fast-moving times to not take the time to consider the...