OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation

… a core concept used in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107

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Concept description

The OECD (reference below) has developed an Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) which “collects and analyses examples and shared experiences of public sector innovation to provide practical advice to countries on how to make innovations work.”

The OECD states that:

“The OPSI provides a place for sharing, discussing and co-creating solutions that work. The OPSI’s online platform is a place where users interested in public sector innovation can:

  • Access information on innovations
  • Share their own experiences
  • Collaborate with other users
Searching database for innovations

The contributions from each country are available on the Innovations page, where one can select up to three other innovations to compare. For example, the page for the 30-odd innovations from Canada includes one called TBS InfoBase with its OECD description at https://www.oecd.org/governance/observatory-public-sector-innovation/innovations/page/tbsinfobase.htm and its Government of Canada website at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/edb-bdd/index-eng.html#start.

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Promoting Innovation and Driving Change (core topic) in Implementation and Delivery and Atlas107


Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, OECD at https://www.oecd.org/governance/observatory-public-sector-innovation/about/, accessed 26 September 2017.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 11 February 2018.

Image: Open Policy Making toolkit, at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/open-policy-making-toolkit/getting-started-with-open-policy-making, accessed 26 September 2017.