Rethinking Participatory Development in the Context of Scale

Redefining what we mean when we say 'participation' could lead us to approach scale in a way that takes into account local realities.

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Recrafting Approaches to be Big Bettable

Can organizations become big bettable by building and distributing the ability for many to solve their facet of the problem in ways relevant to them and their context rather than trying to scale what works?

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Systems Thinking: In the Context of Societal Platforms

A Societal Platform approach would allow us to catalyse systems thinking. The approach involves a number of principles and mindsets that together foster an enabling environment to actuate systems thinking.

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Societal Platforms: Reimagining Development

Given the complexity of social problems, it is time we addressed social problems through open, technology-enabled ecosystems where innovators can co-create a wide array of rapidly scalable solutions.

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Societal Platforms: A Systemic Method to Resolve Complex Societal Challenges

Societal Platforms are one of many ways forward to resolve complex societal challenges. They are imagined as a public good aimed at extending citizen services across our demographics and facilitating meaningful collaboration, amplified by technology. Societal Platforms are built on elegant yet light...

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Societal Platforms: A Cambrian Approach to Sustainable Development

Nature has been the bed of evolution at an incredible scale, for over billions of years. This complex process of change and diversification​ ​of​ ​living​ things,​ and​ the leap​ from single cells to​ multi-cellular organisms​ is a story of inspiration​ ​and​ reflection.

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Societal Platforms: A New Way to Resolve Societal Challenges

Many of our efforts to find solutions to fundamental and deep-rooted societal issues such as education, healthcare, financial inclusion, water, sanitation and sustainable livelihoods seem to follow a pattern: we identify problems, develop solutions, run pilots, measure impact, and then muster resour...

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