Shaping the future through proactive policy making
This working paper introduces the key concepts and features of anticipatory innovation
governance– i.e. the structures and mechanisms to allow and promote anticipatory innovation
alongside other types of innovation in the public sector. This paper draws on academic
literature and OECD work on a range of areas including public sector innovation, foresight,
anticipatory governance and emerging technologies. The paper starts outlining an emerging
framework to guide policy making in complex and uncertain contexts and sets out some
questions for further research in the area of anticipatory innovation governance.