Innovation in Normative Process

The Normative Process was a project developed by the team of the Modernization Office of the Civil House in partnership with the GNova - Innovation Lab in Governmentto design solutions to improve the process of drafting normative acts within the Federal Executive Branch.

Any relevant government initiative depends on a normative act. From changing the organizational structure of a ministry to constitutional reform: the drafting or amendment of a standard is needed. In the normative process, the Civil House is responsible for making the last legal analysis and the last merit analysis before the signature by the President of the Republic. 

The normative process, as the main work process of the Civil House, was a natural target of modernization. Improvements made in this process have positive impacts on productivity and performance across the government, as proposed legislative acts would be processed faster and better prepared.

Since the Civil House established the automation deficit as a priority, to improve the drafting process, following the design thinking approach, three steps for the design solutions were proposed: 1) problem definition workshop 2) ideation workshop; 3) Debriefing with problem owners. Step 1 was conceived with the objective of understanding the central issue of the problem, as well as its causes and consequences in order to define the challenge to be worked on in step 2, moment of effective construction of the solutions by the knowledgeable actors of the problem. flow and systems of elaboration and processing of the normative processes to be analyzed by Casa Civil in step 3.

Innovation in Normative Process


Partner (s):
Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic

April 2018

normative acts; modernization; elaboration