Under normal circumstances, the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) issue an annual report on key trends in government innovation. However, 2020 is not a normal year. Like the governments with whom we collaborate, much of our attention has shifted to the COVID-19 crisis.
We still intend to report on emerging trends that we have uncovered, and to tell the stories of innovators who are working to make a difference in how government serves its people. But in order to provide information in a more timely way, the 2020 edition is instead presented as five reports over the course of the year, each focused on one of the innovative trends identified by OPSI and MBRCGI, with the first report focusing on Innovative Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis.