Author: the Centre for Public Impact (CPI)

A wave of public sector innovation is profoundly shaping the future of European cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted society in Europe in countless ways, well beyond the obvious healthcare crisis. Even the extensive measures at all levels of government cannot shield society from the ravages of COVID-19, and the economic, social and psychological impact of the pandemic will be with us for years to come. European cities are working hard to rally resources and unify experts from across sectors and governments to find innovative solutions to critical problems. In this context, sharing ideas and best practices is essential: pandemics do not stay within boundaries, borders or silos, and neither should the global response. To support global idea-sharing, the Centre for Public Impact (CPI) – in collaboration with GovInsider and the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) – received over 400 submissions to the Call for Innovative Government Responses1.