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An introduction to social innovation for NGOs

19 April 2016Bond, SIX (Social Innovation Exchange), Oxfam

Innovation is critical for organisations wanting to meet the scale of global challenges, increase their impact and stay relevant in a changing context.

This briefing attempts to define social innovation in international development, exploring the contextual drivers, the different types of innovation that exist, and the processes that facilitate it.

It also highlights examples of how NGOs are creating an environment that is conducive to innovation.

This briefing is also available in Portuguese (translated by CIEDS): download Portuguese version.

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