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The place of public sector innovation labs in policy systems

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University of Melbourne

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The Policy Lab at The University of Melbourne has been studying the rapid growth of public sector innovation labs around the world. These labs employ a range of social science and other methods and are seen as a mechanism for generating creative solutions to pressing policy problems. Yet little is known about the kinds of approaches and methods they are taking to policy problems, how they work with/in government departments, and whether they are having an impact on the policy system more broadly. With a grant from ANZSOG, we have surveyed more than 50 labs in Australia and New Zealand and are undertaking case studies of 5 of these during 2018. The Policy Lab will present the findings from this study, and run a facilitated session - together with some of our partners - on the implications of these new and rapidly spreading forms of organization for public policy.

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