Building the next generation of
public innovation

Across the globe, government teams are pioneering new ways to
solve our biggest challenges. States of Change is a collective that
exists to support this growing global movement.

Updates

States of Change public innovation learning programmes running in Australia and Canada

We're partnering with the Victorian State Government in Australia and the Privy Council in Canada’s federal government to run our 9-12 month programme, which focuses on building innovation capacity by working on real projects and creating culture change.

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Concepts

Developing an impact framework for cultural change in government

How do we move from measuring outputs to assessing outcomes?

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Provocation

Why improvement does not equal innovation

In the first of a new series of provocation pieces, Alex Ryan and Jerry Koh from Canadian public innovation lab MaRS Solutions Lab argue for bolder innovation ambitions that distinguish innovation from improvement.

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Retrospective

Embedding experimentation: Lessons from Canada

Natural Resources Canada’s Innovation Hub's experience of advocating for an experimental culture within government.

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Provocation

Exploring the unobvious: why governments need to experiment outside their comfort zone

Bureaucracies tend to explore only a small, fairly predictable subset of solutions. In this series of stories, we argue that instead they should embrace experimental practice in order to move beyond the obvious and develop better outcomes.

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Resources