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This Toolkit provides information about the innovation process from a public sector perspective. There are a number of other resources on the subject of innovation and public sector innovation. Some publications, sites and resources that may be of interest or assistance in helping you to learn more about innovation have been identified.

Reading resources

The following are some suggested readings and web resources that provide an introduction to innovation and public sector innovation.

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Related innovation blogs

There are a number of blogs on innovation and related topics, though not necessarily with a public sector focus which may assist in understanding innovation issues more broadly. These include:
    • eGov AU – a blog on eGovernment and Gov 2.0 thoughts and speculations from an Australian perspective
    • The Discipline of Innovation blog – a blog on innovation written by two academics from the University of Queensland touching on many issues of managing innovation
    • Public Services Lab blog and Policy Innovation blog – two blogs from the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) on innovation in services and policy.

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A deeper look

For a more in-depth understanding of public sector innovation, some relevant books and articles include:

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Other online resources

There are also a number of online resources, networks and groups looking at public sector innovation or related issues that may be of interest or assistance.
  • GovLoop – an international social network of over 40,000 government innovators
  • CAPAM – The Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management, based in Canada, looks to promote the practical requirements of good governance, just and honest government across the Commonwealth countries and beyond. CAPAM provides a forum for the active exchange of innovations, knowledge and practice in citizen-centred service delivery, leadership development and growth, and public service management and renewal. CAPAM also manages the CAPAM International Innovation Awards
  • UNPAN – The United Nations Public Administration Network looks at a range of matters including public sector innovation
  • Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – a marketplace of ideas and examples of government innovation from the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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