By Tracy Johnson, Jaspal S. Sandhu & Nikki Tyler As human-centered design in public health enters its adolescence, we offer a guide to help practitioners break through their misperceptions of people's needs to prescribe real solutions.
By Lauren Parater, Ann Christiano, Annie Neimand & Hans Park Academic research is the most effective tool organizations can use to make innovation visible, accessible, and actionable. The final article in Humanitarian Innovation in Action, a series on innovation as a tool for change within complex institutions.
By Tara Swart An excerpt from Tara Swart’s The Source explains how the brain’s ability to adapt can allow for better decision-making for social good.
By Ashish Karamchandani Market-based solutions (MBSs) offer the chance to address poverty at scale, but most struggle and very few succeed. To improve them in India and elsewhere, investors and practitioners should note four common challenges and ask five simple questions.
By Becca Dove & Tim Fisher At a time when division seems like the only thing we all have in common, two “relational activists” describe how building person-to-person connections can keep us from being paralyzed by recalcitrant and complex social problems.
By Emilia Saarelainen, Dina Zyadeh & Isis Núñez Ferrera How organizations can create a culture that supports innovation, regardless of their size or complexity.
By Kerry McCarthy & Maurine Knighton By expanding support to arts and cultural organizations in diverse neighborhoods, funders can provide a missing ingredient in the effort to advance equity.
By Peter Batali, Ajoma Christopher & Katie Drew A pragmatic, “good enough” approach to experimentation in humanitarian contexts.
By Alex Counts & Bala Venkatachalam Two years after nearly a dozen India-focused organizations in the United States began discussing how they could combine forces to achieve humanitarian goals, they have launched the India Philanthropy Alliance and revealed insights into making complex collaborations work.
By Kaihan Krippendorff An excerpt from Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs examines how employees catalyze innovation from within organizations.