Government After Shock — An Unconventional Event for Unconventional Times
International networked event: November 17 – 18, 2020
We have witnessed governments innovate at an unprecedented rate in the face of Covid-19, rising to meet the urgent needs of their countries and residents. But how do governments carry on beyond crisis: how do they continue with the same momentum and agility for problem solving, innovation and collaborative approaches?
On November 17 – 18, 2020, the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI), alongside a core group of international partners, will convene a virtual, networked event to allow policy makers, practitioners and public sector leaders to share lessons from a multitude of contexts and edge cases, including issues and solutions that have emerged across governments in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Participants will collaborate across local, national, and international scales to generate new insights around changing assumptions about how government works, innovation throughout a crisis, and what’s needed to navigate beyond crisis. The goal is to develop a better collective understanding of how governments can work better together to anticipate and respond to emergent issues.