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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 • 14:00 - 16:30
Innovation -- Evidence & Evaluation LIMITED

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Most governments are engaged with public sector innovation, but do we really know if this is delivering results? This is a difficult question, because traditionally the public sector has been called to support both exploration and exploitation of innovation, broadening the knowledge space and realm of possibility next to reaping the rewards of innovation. Often the innovations nurtured by the public sector bring the most value outside of the sector itself. How to, thus, evaluate the success of innovation activities in the public sector? If outcomes are far in the future and there is a lot of uncertainty connected to the processes, what is effectively evidence? When innovations are supposed to fail, what is the acceptable level of success or failure? This workshop looks at how the feedback systems in the public sector can be effectively designed to tackle some of these problems.

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Policy Analyst, OECD
I work across OECD's work on the 'evidence-informed policy-making' and I am an interested in the use of evidence and experimentation at all points of the policy cycle.
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Stephane Jacobzone

Deputy Head of Division, Reform of the Public Sector, Public Governance, OECD
Stephane Jacobzone coordinates public governance activities at the OECD, including meetings of the Public Governance Committee, thematic work on evidence for policy making, the development of a policy making toolkit, and country reviews. He also takes a leading role in the High Level... Read More →

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Stephen Fraser

Director, International Partnerships, Education Endowment Foundation
Stephen leads the development of the EEF’s international partnerships. These partnerships support the adoption and generation of evidence beyond England, and contribute back into the evidence base for English schools. He also contributes to the EEF’s dissemination and impact work... Read More →
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David Mair

European Commission
I am responsible for the work in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on improving the use of science, evidence and knowlegde in public policy. I am therefore especially interested in innovating in the way in which evidence-informed policy can be delivered in prac... Read More →
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Clara Richards

Senior Programme Manager, INASP
Analytical and international profile with a focus on knowledge and policy interface, organisational and systemic change and leadership. Extensive experience in working with governments and think tanks, especially in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Senior Programme Manager of... Read More →
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Emily Schmitt

Deputy Director, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
Emily Schmitt is the Deputy Director of the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As Deputy Director, Ms. Schmitt works closely with ACF's Deputy Assistant Secretary for... Read More →

Monday November 20, 2017 14:00 - 16:30 CET
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