Some time ago, in the first round of the national post-2015 consultations, citizens in Moldova told us about their aspirations. They spoke of finding decent work, wanting better social protection, and having more accountable governance. This will be all the more challenging in a world where rising energy and food prices, climate-related threats, emigration, and… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Social innovation
How can we innovate the way we tell stories to make sure they truly stand out? Telling the development story compellingly isn’t always easy: change is complicated, messy, and nuanced.
The Strumica River Basin is one of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s most vulnerable regions to climate change. By 2020, water demands in the Strumica River Basin are expected to increase by 40 percent, while extreme weather events – such as floods and droughts – are also expected to become more frequent. To avoid… Read more »
What do online gaming and peacebuilding have in common? One simple answer is they both need people to do the job together. To succeed in both building peace and network gaming, you have to be willing to communicate openly. It’s the only way to achieve any meaningful progress.
In the second installment of our conversation on scaling up in development, Kostas Mallios talks about how planning a project is like playing football, what real impact looks like, and why you have to “rig the system.”
In last week’s blog post, I wrote about the hackathon idea, and how we’re planning it to use it in Belarus to kick off Shift week. We chose to explore three overarching themes: healthy lifestyles, environmental protection, and disability-friendly employment. We held an open call for ideas and out of the 20 applications received, nine seemed like… Read more »
Access to open data is transforming the way we live of our lives, and the conversation in our region is just beginning. Governments are opening their data, joining the Open Government Partnership, and trying to work together with the civil society organizations and the private sector to build an open data ecosystem in their countries…. Read more »
Kostas Mallios believes in the power of ideas. Earlier this week, he came to our Istanbul office to join our scaling up workshop as a key mentor from the private sector. We wanted hear from new voices across disciplines, to get their views on how we can better approach scaling our work. Looking at evolutionary… Read more »
It’s exciting to be living in a world where groundbreaking technology, open communication, and fantastic scientific discoveries, can converge to create something revolutionary. From Silicon Valley to Singapore, from complex emergencies to governance, innovative approaches are changing the way we do business; and the best innovations are the ones that come from the people themselves…. Read more »
Mark is a senior in high school and comes from a wealthy family. He is carefree, somewhat lazy, and does not put much effort into schoolwork. His father is worried that he will not be accepted into a good university, so he puts a substantial amount of money in an envelope and goes to see… Read more »