Tamas Wells
Aug 22, 2018 · 2 min read

At The Policy Lab at The University of Melbourne we have 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.

Book now for our October 15 workshop…

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.

On Monday October 15 10–12 at BizLab in Canberra we will present the findings from this study, and run a facilitated session — together with leading innovation thinkers, Dr Sarah Pearson from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Janna McCann from BizLab and John Body from Thinkplace — on the implications of these new and rapidly spreading forms of organization for public policy.

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne explores big questions about public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what’s working. We work in partnerships with governments and other organisations in Australia and internationally.

Tamas Wells

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University of Melbourne

The Policy Lab

The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne explores big questions about public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what’s working. We work in partnerships with governments and other organisations in Australia and internationally.

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