Since 2019, we have been extensively engaged in evaluating the impact of public innovations. In addition to commenting on the OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation, we have conducted several workshops and a pre-test for the statistical assessment of public innovation capabilities in the DACH region. Moreover, since May 2020, public servants have been regularly invited to share their observations and thoughts on working in and with the administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to consolidate insights about the present and ideas for the future of the public sector, evaluate them, and translate them into effective measures. These quantitative and qualitative insights provide crucial input to better understand HOW political administration can evolve in a people- and values-centered manner. 

In late 2020, the Federal Statistical Office was commissioned by the Chancellor and the 16 Prime Ministers to conduct a feasibility study for an Innovation Barometer in Germany. The study examines whether Germany should follow the example of the Nordic countries and how an Innovation Barometer can be introduced in Germany with the maximum impact. The extensive experiences from our German-speaking network were considered as an essential foundation for this study.


Partners: Self-initiative in cooperation with OEFIT, WITI Speyer, GovLabAustria and Bundeskanzleramt

Contact: Mike Weber, Rubina Zern-Breuer, Stephan Naundorf

2018 – ongoing