The OECD  Declaration on  Public Sector Innovation

The Declaration on Public Sector Innovation (The Declaration) was adopted on 22 May 2019 by 35 OECD members and 5 non-members, at the OECD Council meeting, at ministerial level. The Declaration aims to highlight innovation as a key and strategic function of public sector organizations and in the daily work of civil servants.

At national level, the Declaration is planned to be utilized by the Innovation Unit as a key tool in shaping the Greek public administration's innovation policy through the promotion of its principles using tools, methodologies, events and projects.

Read The Declaration below:


Debate on the Declaration

The draft of the Public Sector Innovation Declaration was submitted for discussion in November 2018 to the OECD Public Governance Committee.

At the meeting, the member states, including Greece, supported OPSI's actions in issuing the Declaration. OPSI promoted the draft Declaration in consultation through the OECD Member State Innovation Units, from November 2018 to April 2019 when it was approved to promote a more comprehensive and concise version at the OECD Council of Ministers.

On May 22, 2019, at the OECD Ministerial Meeting, the Declaration was endorsed by the OECD countries, including Greece.

Innovation Unit has been actively involved in shaping the text of the Public Sector Innovation Declaration through relevant meetings, exchanges of practices and views during the drafting process.

Frequently Asked Questions about the OECD Draft Declaration on Public Sector Innovation

See here Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on the Draft Declaration:


Applications of the Innovation Declaration

The Declaration can be exploited in a variety of ways. Get ideas on how you can use it in your organization here:

Declaration Applications

Next steps for implementing innovation

If you are interested in the Innovation Declaration, here are the following steps you can take:

5 Principles on Innovation



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