International Public Management Network (IPMN)

Black Box of Governmental Learning PDF Print E-mail

presented by Raoul Blindenbacher and Bidjan Nashat

Little is known about how governments learn best or what exactly makes them change their behavior in a targeted way. Governments consist of thousands of state officials and numerous institutional units—the executive branch, parliaments, the judiciary, and the civil service—which function under unique political conditions and environments. In this video interview, Raoul Blindenbacher and Bidjan Nashat highlight practical and methodological steps to facilitate governmental learning process that ensures that there is a transition from knowledge to action, that acquired knowledge is constantly updated, and that learning is sustainable.