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  • Robert_Fabriquant To achieve sustained impact, designers should strive to shift the fundamental dynamics of development.

    By Robert Fabricant | 1
  • Insights from an innovation lab dedicated to bridging the talent divide.

    By Jeffery Wallace | 8
  • A phased approach to innovation can help expert-oriented organizations embrace experimentation and learning.

    By Aleem Walji | 2
  • Social innovation labs are gaining ground and finding effective solutions to global challenges quickly and inclusively.

    By Amira Bliss & Nidhi Sahni | 9
  • An ethical framework can bridge the worlds of startup technology and international development to strengthen cross-sector innovation in the…

    By Chris Fabian & Robert Fabricant | 5
  • A new generation of digital breakthroughs holds the potential to deliver important social benefits, but only if we adopt technology in a…

    By Sara Agarwal & Parag Khanna
  • Matthew_Scharpnick_Elefint_Design A growing body of knowledge is leading to happier teams and better choices.

    By Matthew Scharpnick | 4
  • A new partnership model leverages the world’s largest interconnected industry to help break cycles of poverty.

    By Matthew Bauer | 12
  • The shift in consumer expectations and information-seeking behavior is demanding a response from social sector organizations.

    By Peter Manzo | 2
  • Recent experience with government-convened hackathons has generated insights into the methods and instruments used to design effective mass…

    By Elizabeth Walker, Ryan Siegel, Todd Khozein, Nick Skytland, Ali Llewellyn, Thea Aldrich, & Michael Brennan


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