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European Commission Collaboration

About our Collaboration with the European Commission OPSI works in close partnership with the European Commission to achieve its priorities in leading public sector innovation. Critical support from Horizon 2020 Between 2016-2018, OPSI undertook a project on “Making Innovation a Consistent, Reliable and Strategic Resource for Governments” with the support of a €1.5 million grant from the European Commission (EC) under the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Work Programme, “Europe in a Changing World:…
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OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation

about the innovation declaration The Declaration offers principles to inform and enhance the systemic use of innovation in the public sector to achieve policy goals. Declare to innovate At OPSI, we call on all public sector innovation actors to Declare to Innovate. The OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation is a legal instrument based on five principles and associated actions that governments or public organisations can use to inform and enhance innovation and its management....
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Anticipatory Innovation

About Anticipatory Innovation Anticipatory Innovation is the ability of organisations to consistently perceive, understand and act on the future as it emerges in the present.
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Cross-Border Government Innovation

About Cross-Border Government Innovation Major challenges have no borders and neither should the approaches to address them. Yet, much of the current government innovation is inward-focused. OPSI and the UAE MBRCGI have embarked on a new programme to bring global solutions to global challenges. The need for cross-border innovation Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, governments around the world have unleashed a torrent of innovation at a pace and scale not seen in generations....
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Behavioural Insights

About Behavioural Insights At OPSI, we support the use of Behavioural Insights from policy design to implementation and evaluation. We have an empirical approach that includes research on context-specific behavioural drivers and barriers, systematically challenging our assumptions and rigorously testing interventions before scaling. Behavioural Insights at the OECD The OECD’s Behavioural Insights (BI) team provides a variety of services and expertise. We foster an…
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Strengthening Innovative Capacity

About Innovative Capacity OPSI undertakes country studies and action-oriented work in order to help governments better understand how to strengthen their innovative capacity to meet national and global goals. Integrating innovative capacity across public systems Innovation is a strategic function that cannot exist in isolation from broader public sector governance. For innovative practice to be successful, it must be integrated across existing functions and mechanisms of government – be it…
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Innovation Trends

About Innovation Trends Each year, OPSI and the UAE’s MBRCGI conduct comprehensive innovation reviews. We capture and analyse hundreds of innovations from all around the world and surface key trends in government innovation. A new world demands new approaches The unprecedented rate of change is transforming economies, governments and societies in complex and unpredictable ways. This process is fundamentally altering how people live, interact and work, which inevitably affects their…
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Innovation Portfolios

About Innovation Portfolios Portfolio approaches help reveal, connect and orient diverse and multi-faceted innovation activities according to an overall strategy. Why are portfolios needed? Innovation can be an uncertain investment. There is no guarantee that any single innovation will work, how it will work or what the unintended or unanticipated consequences might be. In an uncertain world, it is dangerous to rely too heavily on any one single strategy or approach. Changing…
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Mission-Oriented Innovation

about MISSION-ORIENTED INNOVATION Short-term, isolated, single stakeholder approaches are no longer sufficient to tackle systemic societal challenges. Mission-oriented innovation policies, governance, and practices support directed action toward achieving ambitious goals. What is mission-oriented innovation? Missions are measurable, ambitious and time-bound targets that have the potential to become one of the most significant vehicles for change. They work to tackle complex challenges such as…
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Innovation Management

About Innovation Management Sound innovation management practices strengthen the effectiveness and longevity of innovation activities. Why a systematised approach to innovation is needed Across the world, individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments are thinking about innovation and how it can be harnessed and systematised to achieve growth or create value in organisations, public administrations, and in innovation ecosystems. Despite the existence of many individual…
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