Leer blogpost en español By Elizabeth Bailey, Director, CAMTech, Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health In less than a year, the Zika virus has become an international public health emergency, spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean and into the US. In order to combat the spread of Zika and its effects (particularly its effect on pregnant women … [Read more...] about Hackathon yields new solutions to combat Zika
Leer blogpost en español By Alana Marsili, USAID Open Data Specialist As mentioned in an earlier blogpost, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently hosted a first-of-its-kind Open Data Hackathon, focusing on crime and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event attracted over 100 participants from approximately 50 organizations … [Read more...] about 8 projects from the USAID Hackathon that help understand crime in Latin America and the Caribbean
Leer blogpost en Español By Cristina Pombo, Office of External Relations at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) With a small territory, located in one of the most historic and troubled regions of the planet, and almost 8 million inhabitants, Israel is one of the largest centers of technological and scientific innovation in the world and a real factory of technology and … [Read more...] about What can Latin America learn from the Israeli open innovation ecosystem?
Leer blogpost en español By Sandford Borins, Professor of Public Management in the University of Toronto Public sector innovation – once dismissed as a contradiction in terms – is being seen increasingly as an imperative. It has become the topic of many recent conferences, such as the one from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on “Innovating … [Read more...] about 4-step guide for public sector open innovation
Leer blogpost en Español By Suzi Sosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Verb A development project in Zambia wants to improve family planning and contraception use among young girls. This is not an unusual development problem, and could be approached with many standardized solutions. But, what if we wanted better outcomes? At lower cost? How we would solve it then? Design … [Read more...] about How can design thinking promote innovation in development?