Harnessing governments for social innovation in Asia

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Governments are not typically the organisations that one thinks of when associating with innovation. When we think of social issues, it is hard not to relate solutions, treatments and responsibility back to governments, no matter the extent of social welfare undertaken by that particular government. Social problems exist at scale evidently because the existing help and assistance given do not work. In many situations, what is required is innovation to change the current way that things work. Unfortunately, expecting a behemoth organisation like government body to turn on its wheels to change and innovate internally is usually extremely difficult, if not, near impossible.

GEO’s 2016 National Conference – 2nd to 4th May 2016

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2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Held in partnership with Minnesota Council on Foundations May 2 – 4, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Minneapolis – St. Paul About the Conference GEO’s 2016 National Conference offers participants the opportunity to examine current challenges within the field, hear new ideas for smarter grantmaking practices that achieve better results, and engage in…

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AVPN February Friday Session: Bridging the Gap – Humanitarian Impact Bonds

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Nearly 90 million people in the developing world are physically disabled. Their physical condition is a barrier to access education or employment giving them little to no chance of sustaining decent livelihoods, leading to the high prevalence of social exclusion and long-term poverty. The International Committee of the Red Cross (‘ICRC’) in partnership with KOIS…

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The State Street Foundation’s investment in the Boston WINs

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Boston WINs: A Winning Formula For All Lots of companies tout the fact that they permit their employees to volunteer a day or two at a nonprofit of their choosing during work time. Some go further and commit their resources to one initiative, such as a Habitat for Humanity project. However, few have gone all…