Public sector innovations

At the Ministry of Finance, we cooperate with agencies, institutions, municipalities and governments of other countries in order to share innovations. Public sector innovation is a key work area of the OECD's OPSI team (OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation).

Read the Innovation Declaration of Finland's central government

Finland adopted the OECD Declaration on Public Sector Innovation together with the other OECD countries at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 22 May 2019. The aim of the Innovation Declaration is to strengthen innovation in the core functions of administration as part of the daily lives of organisations and public officials.

Finland is committed to the five principles of the Declaration on Public Sector Innovations.

  • We embrace and enhance innovation within the public sector
  • We encourage and equip all public servants to innovate
  • We cultivate new partnerships and involve different voices
  • We support exploration, iteration and testing
  • We diffuse lessons and share practices

Read the Innovation Declaration of Finland's central government (in Finnish)

Join the innovation network

The Ministry of Finance's Public Governance Department is spreading the results of the OECD’s work in an informal innovation network. The network is open to everyone and consists of public administration operators that are currently involved in innovative activities. The aim of the network is to learn from others and share good practices.

Join the innovation network by contacting [email protected]

Read about the OECD OPSI team’s studies, materials and opportunities

OPSI seeks out examples of public sector innovations each year through a Call For Innovations. Read about the search and register your innovation on the OPSI website.


Pauliina Pussinen, Senior Specialist 
Ministry of Finance, Valtionhallinnon kehittämisosasto, Hallintopolitiikkayksikkö 0295530108  

Arja Terho, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Financial Affairs 
Ministry of Finance, Valtionhallinnon kehittämisosasto, Konsernipolitiikkayksikkö 0295530235