Smart policy development is many different methods, practices and working methods
The demands for a more open and agile public sector increase in step with changes and the complexity of societal development. Innovations and new lifestyles put pressure on current laws, rules and established working methods of authorities and other public actors.
The risk is that public organizations prioritize stability and avoiding mistakes - instead of daring to take the necessary initiatives where the focus is on the benefit of citizens or companies.
Smart policy development is an initiative to create modern and effective rules of the game for markets and the public sector, by, for example, using innovation methods such as design thinking. The goal is to facilitate innovations that strengthen sustainable societal development.