This was the first Government Laboratory in Latin America, and it’s a space that brings together state officials and representatives of civil society, with the common objective of promoting a modern and innovative State at the service of citizens.
Problems and Purpose
The Government Laboratory of Chile is an institutional space created in 2014, being this the first Government Laboratory in Latin America, and it was born from the need that public sector institutions have to adapt to changes in the political environment in a timely manner. State officials and representatives of civil society converge in this space, with the common objective of promoting a modern and innovative State at the service of citizens.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The Laboratory was initially managed by the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism, and since 2018 it has been under the head of the Ministry of the General Secretariat of the Presidency.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Since 2018, the Laboratory has been functioning, on the one hand, in its role as consultant for state institutions, and on the other hand, through the implementation of programs that seek to coordinate innovation processes and thus bring the policies coming from the public sector closer to the citizens. Among the programs with the greatest impact are the Public Innovation Laboratories, which have facilitated new channels of participation and co-creation between institutions and citizens, and the Public Innovators Network, which has managed to articulate a movement of public officials, civil society organizations, members of academia and students, who share the objective of improving the services that the state provides to people.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Santalab: Santa Fe’s Public Innovation Laboratory
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