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Wednesday July 2, 2014 MYT 12:03:00 PM
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by akil yunus
PETALING JAYA: The Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) is one of the world’s top 20 leading government innovation teams, according to a new report.
The report by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Nesta, UK’s innovation foundation, released on Monday under the title of i-teams: The teams and funds making innovation happen in governments around the world, listed some of the most compelling models to serve as a recommendation for other governments looking to create their own “i-teams”.
“The i-teams report highlights 20 of the world’s most effective government innovation efforts and describes what makes them work so well.
“It’s a great resource for local and national leaders eager to take new approaches to big challenges,” said Philanthropist and New York City Mayor from 2012-2013, Michael R. Bloomberg.
He said more and more leaders were willing to take risks and try new ideas, a feat that had not come easy to governments in the past.
Nesta’s deputy chief executive Philip Colligan said the i-teams study showed that city and national governments were still capable of amazing things when they create institutions that focus on the future.
“Too often executives focus on the performance of the current system, mainstream budgets sustain incumbent approaches, and bureaucracies reject experimentation and change. The 20 i-teams offer a glimpse of a new type of experimental government,” said Philip, who is one of the report’s authors.
The report stated that a number of i-teams in Asia were rising rapidly, while the greatest concentration remained in Europe and North America.
Pemandu chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala later tweeted the achievement with a link to the report.
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