Government Beyond Recovery: Learning from the crisis to create a future adaptive public sector
About a year ago, on November 17, 2020, the Ministry of Interior organized the conference on "Innovation and Crisis Management". The conference was organized within the framework of the international initiative of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development "Government After Shock" in order to review the challenges of the crisis and how they are managed by the public administration. The crisis, a year ago, had changed many of our approaches and focused on managing the challenges through innovation. Three key questions were then asked:
- What should we keep?
- What should we leave behind?
- What should we do differently?
At the conference of the Ministry of Interior, more than 400 participants attended the planning of the Greek public administration in critical areas. More than 6,000 people from around the world attended the Government After Shock OECD conference on November 18, 2020, to learn how the crisis can be a guide to building better public services.
The issues that emerged were:
- In times of crisis, the public sector can be efficient and work out of the ordinary,
- Digital transformation and data have a positive impact when