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Governing the welfare state and beyond

Governing the welfare state and beyond - solutions for a complex world and uncertain future. Find out more at www.sitra.fi/governance

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Governing the welfare state and beyond

  1. 1. Governing the welfare state and beyond Solutions for a complex world and uncertain future Eeva Hellström & Mikko Kosonen The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
  2. 2. Sitra • Eeva Hellström • 2016 • 2 Reactive approach Proactive approach How should the new unemployment scheme be financed ? Do we need a new division of responsibilities in the pension system? What structural reforms are needed in public health policy? How can we involve and utilise the potentials of different societal actors? How can we better address complex problems cross- cutting the society? How can we be more resilient and respond to emerging needs?
  3. 3. Govern the EU towards a legitimate social agenda Sitra • Eeva Hellström • 2016 • 3 Ambition 19recommendations Develop capacities for strategic and agile governance Develop phenomena-based governance and ensure customer satisfaction Strengthen the democratic base of the welfare state Renew the role of the state in welfare provision 1 2 3 4 5
  4. 4. Sitra • Eeva Hellström • 2016 • 4 Major systemic changes in the ways that our welfare states operate as a whole are needed. Governance reform must be understood as a first-priority reform need – as an enabler of socio-economic policy reform !

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