Social innovation and scale

McKinsey, an international consulting firm, recently published a series on social innovation.  This article on social innovation at scale seemed particularly relevant  to an organization like BRAC.  As we know, it’s not just a good idea, it’s getting that idea to scale that is our ultimate goal.

Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, has pointed out, “Solutions to many of the world’s most difficult social problems don’t need to be invented, they need only to be found, funded, and scaled.”  Is this what we’re calling “social innovation”?  Finding, perfecting, and scaling existing ideas?

The author, Steve Davis, lists four areas with there is a lot of scope of innovation: technology, geopolitical shifts, knowledge sharing, and cross-sector collaboration.

Do you agree with four areas?  What should BRAC’s priorities be?  Let us know if you think we’re already innovating in these areas!

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