In Brazil, as in other countries, innovation in the public sector is a core leadership
challenge. Reflection is required on who these leaders are, what they should be able
to do, and how they should be selected and held accountable to achieve results. This
study establishes a new assessment framework for senior civil service (SCS) systems,
based on the 2019 OECD Recommendation on Public Service Leadership and Capability.
Using this framework, the study assesses Brazil’s current system and recommends specific
actions to improve it. The report also contributes to a broader debate on public leadership
competencies in public sector innovation, and the systems needed to appoint the most
effective people and help them achieve results.