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.