Innovative government

Embracing Innovation in Government - Global Trends


World Government Summit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12-14 February 2017


The latest trends in government innovation


Innovation in government is about finding new ways to impact the lives of citizens, and new approaches to activating them as partners to shape the future together. It involves overcoming old structures and modes of thinking and embracing new technologies and ideas.


The potential of innovation in government is immense; however, the challenges governments face are significant. Despite this, governments are transforming the way they work to ensure this potential is met.


This new report highlights the latest trends in government innovation. The topics identified through this review are not the only trends and examples in government innovation, but they do provide a glimpse of where government innovation stands today and where it may be going tomorrow.


By identifying and sharing them and by serving as a global forum for connecting innovators around the world, the OECD and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) hope that they can be used by others to embed successes, reduce the impact of failure, and speed up the transformative process of innovation to deliver value for citizens at new heights and scales.



Case studies from the report



Human and machine – Indonesia 
Extreme Weather App – United Arab Emirates

Zoom in or zoom out: scaling government

Mapatón – Mexico City, Mexico

Citizens as experts

Agents of Open Government – São Paulo, Brazil 
Place to Experiment – Finland


Mass or personalised services

The Wellbeing Project – Santa Monica, California, United States 
Virtual Warsaw – Warsaw, Poland

Experimental government

Blockchain voting for peace – Colombia

Breaking the norms

Spreading Innovation – Denmark 
Micro-purchase Platform – United States




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