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The Brains, Behavior & Design Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to be both informative and actionable - helping integrate the latest research in human behavior and decision making into practice. The toolkit features five tools to help designers apply findings from the field of behavioral economics to their practice in order to provide a head start on framing research as well as developing new strategies for solving user problems.
The toolkit includes:
Reference Cards: behavioral economics research findings organized and described
Concept Ecosystem Poster: the relationships between concepts
Irrational Situations Guides: when people act irrationally, what to look for and how to design for these situations
Strategy Cards: ways to design for the irrational mind
Loss/Gain Worksheet: understanding and designing
for trade-offs

Quality of Public Administration – A Toolbox for Practitioners

This EU Quality of Public Administration Toolbox aims to support, guide, encourage and inspire those who want to build public administrations that will create prosperous, fair and resilient societies. The Toolbox tries to help countries with addressing country-specific policy recommendations and with delivering successful strategies and operational programmes.

Discipline or Practice

Public Policy

Effective Institutions Platform

Evidence and Resource Library on Public Sector Reform which documents country experiences, good practices and challenges, shares a wide range of information on modalities /methodologies on peer learning, publicises original, empirical research when and where knowledge gaps are identified, and documents and disseminates stories of change. Hundreds of entries are tagged by problem type, theme, and keyword.



Discipline or Practice

Public Policy

Índice de Innovación Pública de Bogotá IIPBogotá

La Veeduria Distrital de Bogotá, por medio de su Laboratorio de Innovación Pública Distrital LABcapital, ha diseñado e implementado el primer Índice de Innovación Pública (IIP) para ciudades. El IIP fue diseñado en 2017 e implementado en noviembre de 2018 con 39 entidades públicas de Bogotá. Los resultados de la medición fueron socializados en julio de 2019.

Esa herramienta esta dividida en 4 componentes esenciales:
1. Capacidad Institucional
2. Procesos y prácticas
3. Resultados
4. Gestión del conocimiento

El IIP es una herramienta fundamental para analizar el estado de la Innovación Pública de una entidad gubernamental. Así mismo, es un instrumento que busca definir una hoja de ruta para mejorar las acciones que una entidad pública desarrolla para potencializar su innovación.

Dentro de la información compartida sobre el IIP se encuentran:
• Los resultados de la medición del IIP: En este documento se encuentra el desglose de los componentes, variables, indicadores y valores del Índice; la información general sobre las cifras de innovación pública de Bogotá; y la clasificación de las entidades públicas distritales según el nivel de Innovación. Al final del documento de plantean algunas conclusiones.
• Bases conceptuales del IIP: En este documento se menciona la bibliografía consultada para la creación del Índice, así como la descripción de cada uno de sus componentes. Al final del documento se propone una primera versión del IIP
• Infografía sobre el proceso, resultados y buenas practicas: Breve resumen del proceso de diseño del índice; información relevante sobre la Innovación Pública en Bogotá; así como relación de algunas buenas prácticas de innovación pública identificadas las cuales han sido diseñadas, prototipadas, validadas e implementadas.

El IIP es un insumo clave para funcionarios públicos, así como académicos que busquen la generación de nuevos y mejorados indicadores y herramientas de medición, que permitan generar una primera línea base sobre el estado de la innovación en entidades públicas.

Por último, el objetivo fundamental de esta herramienta es promover y fomentar la Innovación Pública. En este sentido, el IIP busca que las entidades gubernamentales, así como los servidores públicos que conforman estas entidades, puedan: diseñar e implementar productos y servicios públicos mas costo-eficientes; con mejor calidad para los ciudadanos ;que promuevan la participación ciudadana, la rendición de cuentas y la transparencia ;generando así mejores resultados en la gestión pública y en la calidad de vida de la ciudadanía.

Innovation Spaces: The New Design of Work

Authors Julie Wagner and Dan Watch draw from nearly 50 in-depth interviews with global-reaching and local-serving architects and innovation space managers to analyze the continuum of modern innovation-oriented workspaces. They find the role of well-designed innovation spaces in improving firm competitiveness, company culture, and the formulation of new products and ideas, offers important lessons for companies, universities and other drivers of the innovation economy on how to re-imagine space given three major trends in modern innovation. The report includes guidance for creating physical spaces for innovation and collaboration. The guide was intended for those interested in economic development but can be adapted for public sector innovation.

Discipline or Practice

Organisational Design



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Open Governance Research Exchange

A platform for researchers to share findings and methodologies and a repository of theoretical and applied research on open and innovative governance techniques and tools.
It includes:
A platform for researchers to share findings and methodologies;
A repository of theoretical and applied research on open and innovative governance techniques and tools;
A diversity of publication types – from research reports and journal articles to books and dissertations;
A taxonomy for browsing research by type of innovation, objective, region, sector or tool;
The ability to submit new research for inclusion on the site; and
A community for those interested and committed to studying the impact of governance innovations and a place for those with research questions to connect to those with projects to study.



Discipline or Practice

Open Government

MaRS Library

The MaRS Library contains articles, templates, reports, workbooks, reference guides and videos covering a range of topics, including accounting, funding, governance, intellectual property, leadership, legal issues, marketing, product management, selling, social innovation, strategy and talent.
It is intended for an entrepreneurial context, but it can be adapted for a public sector organisational context.

Government Innovators Network

The Government Innovators Network is a collection of ideas and examples of government innovation for policymakers, policy advisors, and practitioners. It contains news, articles, reports, descriptions of award-winning innovative programs, and events as well as online communities of practice. The publisher's goal is to stimulate new ideas and bring people and ideas together around innovations in government for the purpose of stimulating discourse on the principles and practices of innovation and democracy.
Registration is required to access full content and community features.


Harvard University

Discipline or Practice

Public Policy