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Filed under: Development Development 2.0 Social inclusion Social innovation

Three years ago, as UNDP’s innovation agenda began to take off, a few early adopters experimented with Social Innovation Camps.

The events opened us up to an array of unusual suspects. Social entrepreneurs, activists and hackers created a renewed sense of agency.

Together with government officials and development sector traditionalists, the teams built ventures to reduce pollution in FYR Macedonia, to empower citizens in Montenegro, and to digitize public services in Armenia, among others.

This was uncharted territory for UNDP.  It was a case of performance before competence.

But now, three years later, the competencies exist and have been distilled into a toolkit (see below and here).

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