OECD’s recent conference ‘Innovating the Public Sector: from Ideas to Impact’.
The conference had over 400 participants over the two days, with representatives from all over the world.
The conference had a strong emphasis on the changing landscape that government has to operate in. These sentiments included that:
- Tried and tested does not result in the optimal
- Old ways of doing aren’t working
- We need new ways to engage with and address citizen needs
- Yes, the public service and public servants already innovate, but we need to do better.