The Executive Secretary of CNEP, Rodrigo Krell, has joined the ICARE Innovation Circle as a new member

The Executive Secretary of CNEP, Rodrigo Krell, has joined the ICARE Innovation Circle as a new member


Starting on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, Krell, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Evaluation and Productivity (CNEP), will take on a new role in contributing to innovation from the public sector, collaborating closely with the private sector. Krell’s inclusion in the ICARE Innovation Circle marks his membership for 2024-2025.

Since assuming his role as executive secretary within the entity, Rodrigo Krell has spearheaded multiple research projects covering various topics, including technology, innovation, construction, health, SMEs, permits, investment, telecommunications, and STEM. These endeavors have yielded various policy recommendations.

It’s noteworthy that some of the latest proposals put forth by the CNEP are integrated into the Sectoral Permits Bill, which is currently undergoing parliamentary discussion. This legislative initiative aims to streamline and enhance the process of obtaining sectoral permits in Chile, with the overarching goal of fostering investment, growth, and productivity while ensuring environmental care and protection.

In healthcare, the Ministry of Health has embraced 22 recommendations from the CNEP as the foundation for a pilot program to improve the efficiency of the surgical waiting list. Given the successful outcomes observed between 2024 and 2025, these initiatives will be permanently integrated into Chile’s hospital network.

In addressing the challenges posed by innovation and the formulation of public policies, Rodrigo Krell underscores the breadth, complexity, and motivational aspects of the work ahead. He emphasizes the importance of fostering synergies through collaborative efforts with the private sector, clearly focusing on driving innovation, promoting growth, and enhancing productivity. “The scope of our work is extensive; we must thoroughly analyze regulations and measures that stimulate investment, research, development, and the cultivation of specialized human capital, among other factors,” he stresses.

He further illustrates the potential pitfalls of regulatory accumulation, highlighting the need for ex-ante and ex-post evaluations, drawing attention to recent initiatives by the Ministry of Health as a positive example.

“Productivity is a cornerstone for a nation’s economic growth and competitiveness. The adoption of innovative practices, underpinned by sound public policies, has the potential to enhance efficiency, competitiveness, growth, and productivity, all while promoting sustainable development,” he asserts.

In conclusion, his involvement as a member of the ICARE Innovation Circle offers valuable opportunities for collaborative efforts to drive the nation’s growth, improve productivity, and ultimately enhance its citizens’ well-being and quality of life.