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The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI)  and its partners at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation are excited to convene innovators from around the world for a conference on Innovation in Government: The New Normal on 20-21 November 2017. The conference will highlight insights from OPSI’s work with countries that are transforming their operations and improving the lives of their people through innovation. It will bring together government leaders, public servants, and innovative partners in industry and civil society to connect, share experiences, and collaborate.

We have developed a document outlining relevant logistical information for your attendance at the conference, including travel information and details on nearby hotels. You can find this at http://oe.cd/opsiconferencelogistics

OECD Conference Center  - 2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris, France

All plenary sessions (CC 1), panel discussions (CC 1 and CC 5), and talks (Auditorium) will be live streamed. To view a live stream, see the link provided on the relevant session’s page (click the session below) or here: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/.


Questions related to the event can be addressed to the OPSI team at opsi@oecd.org

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Monday, November 20 • 12:00 - 13:00
The Experimental State

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Innovation is about doing something new, and often involves experiments to see whether something works or not. How easy is it to experiment in the public sector? And how do we know if an innovation has “worked”, what does “success” look like for something that has never been done before? This session will explore what it means to use experiments in government and what particular challenges governments face when trying to set up and run experiments. It will also consider what indicators, methods and approaches can be used to evaluate innovative endeavours and how to learn lessons when projects don’t go to plan or don’t work out.

See live streaming at: https://oecdtv.webtv-solution.com/4203/or/innovation_conference_plenary.html 

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El-Iza Mohamedou

Deputy Manager, PARIS21

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Ira Alanko

Project Manager, Finish PM Experimentation Unit
Ira Alanko manages of one of the Finnish Government's key projects to promote taking an experimental approach to problem solving and developing governance in Finland. Ira’s team provides information on piloting and experimenting plus gives practical advice to those interested in... Read More →
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Shatha AlHashmi

Director, Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation- Prime Minister Office
Public Sector InnovationExperimentation In GovernmentSystem thinking approachInnovation MeasurementInnovation AwardsPublic Sector Innovation Challenges
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David Donovan

Lead, Policy and Innovative Finance, Privy Council Office, Government of Canada
David leads on innovative funding approaches for the Impact and Innovation Unit of the Privy Council Office. Before this, he was responsible for advancing private sector partnership and international development finance efforts at Global Affairs Canada. He is the former research director... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 CET