OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation [draft]

Shared for feedback by OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) is a global forum which works directly with governments and public servants to encourage new approaches to address complex problems.

Given this complexity, we know that old ways of working may no longer be best suited, now or into the future, to the kinds of challenges governments face.

This is why governments must innovate.

To make sure innovation happens consistently and continually, governments should think about how best to support different kinds of innovation, suited to different kinds of challenges.

They need coherent, yet diverse, innovation strategies.

In light of this, OPSI has developed a Draft OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation. It is a framework and set of principles that governments can use to inform their country's own planning and strategising to foster innovation better. You can read more about the intent of the draft Declaration, as well as the purpose of OECD declarations, on our blog post

The Declaration is now open for public consultation. A PDF version is also available for reviewing purposes. The deadline for comments is Friday, 22 February 2019 .

Flag: The Madison consultation platform is closing on 31 January 2019. As a result, this consultation has moved here

If you have any question, you can reach OPSI at opsi@oecd.org .


Des détails supplémentaires sont disponibles en français sur notre article de blog . Une version PDF en français est disponible ici .

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OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation [draft]

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    Jenny O'Connor

    I think the commitment to "Acknowledge that innovation is a responsibility of every civil servant" is perhaps a little too aggressive. Many civil servants work in roles that offer little opportunity to be innovative, and asserting that they have this responsibility could be perceived as offensive or out of touch. However, I do believe that every civil servant should be encouraged to be innovative, and should have a forum for expressing innovative ideas that might enhance existing services.

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