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Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation 2012-2014

 
 Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation 2012-2014

Social innovation, fast becoming a priority for decision-makers at the highest levels worldwide, refers to the application of practical, sustainable, market-based approaches that bring about social or environmental change, with an emphasis on underserved populations. There is broad agreement that many conventional efforts to tackle extreme poverty and the associated lack of access to basic services have failed, and that governments must be prepared to collaborate with the private sector on new ideas. As governments search for guidance and inspiration on how to scale cost-effective solutions to social problems, social innovation has taken centre stage.