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Create an 'innovation dividend' for departments

Encouraging innovation would enormously advantage Gov 2.0 initiatives, as they are largely innovative endeavours.

 

Similar to the efficiency dividend, government could mandate that government departments allocate a percentage of their spending towards innovation-focused initiatives.

 

The danger with this approach would be that these funds would be channeled into activities which are not genuinely innovative.

 

To help prevent this, a percentage of ongoing departmental funding could be attached to successful demonstration of innovation - whether successful or not.

 

REF: My submission to the Gov 2.0 Taskforce - http://gov2.net.au/submissions/craig-thomler/

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