Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities

Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities (Photo courtesy of Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities)
Case Study

The Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities in Brazil  was created in 2011 to help develop an innovation-driven culture in  the state government.

Location in government

Regional/state government

Where it is based

Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil 

Mission statement

"To design and implement high impact projects and innovative public policies on education, healthcare, public security, employment, innovation and open government".

Annual spend

R$ 18 millions (US$ 7,9 millions) 

Size of team

50-60 people

The Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities is a strategy and delivery unit whose mission is design and implement high impact projects and innovative public policies on education, healthcare, public security, employment, innovation and open government.

The Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities in Brazil  was created in 2011 to help develop an innovation-driven culture in  the state government.

It is described as focusing on the collaborative design of solutions with government and civil society organizations while relying on iterative implementation of priority policies and projects on education, healthcare, public security, employment, innovation and open government. It also attempts to act as  the government’s intelligence team, monitoring and evaluating  impacts and results.

The team are also tasked with accelerating existing projects as well as prototyping, creating and implementing innovative projects. A few examples include:

  •  SEED – Startups and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development, aimed at strengthening the innovation ecosystem and turn it into the most important birthplace and acceleration hub for tech entrepreneurs in Latin America;
  • Movimento Minas, an open innovation and policy crowdsourcing project aimed at fostering collaborative governance and future insights for scenario planning;
  •  DataViva (dataviva.info), a big data visualization engine for the Brazilian economy using open data, in partnership with professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Media Lab).

 

Key resources and further reading

Website

www.escritorio.mg.gov.br

 

Footnotes

All data has been provided by André Barrence, Director-Presidente (CEO), Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities. (Submitted August 2014).

 

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