The Workshop on “Restoring Trust in Government through Public Sector Innovations” is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, through its Division for Public Administration and Development Management, and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University in partnership with FORMEZ and the United Nations Governance Centre (UNGC).
The Workshop on “Restoring Public Trust in Government through Public Sector Innovations” aims at exploring why and how government should be revitalized through public sector innovations. It will focus on actual government innovations by drawing on the numerous experiences of innovators around the world who are solving problems confronted by citizens in daily lives, who are making government problem solving, responsive and cost effective.
It is expected that the Workshop will be highly interactive and participatory since all participants should have the opportunity to think analytically about the cases being presented and bring in their own experience of what promotes trust in government. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to build a shared understanding among all governance actors of why it is important to rebuild trust in government, as well as provide concrete tools on how to do it.
The Workshop will provide participants an opportunity to:
- Discuss how innovations in governance can rebuild trust in government;
- Share experiences and practical cases of public sector innovations that have helped rebuild trust in government;
- Promote cooperation among government officials who are interested in replicating selected innovations that have helped rebuild public trust