The challenges faced in the development and public policy arenas are often complex in nature. Devising relevant, practical, and innovative solutions requires intensive research, analysis and expertise from multiple sectors. Could there be a way to streamline this process and also make it more inclusive? Collaborative Design, like other open innovation methodologies, … [Read more...] about Need an improved solution to a development challenge? Consider Collaborative Design
Open innovation refers to a methodological area that seeks to bring ideas, knowledge and external perspectives to help in decision-making and/or the creation of solutions. It proactively seeks to bring an external gaze to overcome and try to solve an internal problem.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público on open innovation, including examples of solutions or projects that were based on this type of innovation, implementation strategies, lessons learned, tools and resources.
Leer blogpost en español By Janet Chapman from the Tanzania Development Trust Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is a traditional cultural practice that involves the cutting or removal of the external female genitals. It results in pain, emotional and health problem, and in some cases, even bleeding to death. Although illegal in Tanzania, FGM is still practiced by many … [Read more...] about How crowdsourced mapping is helping prevent Female Genital Mutilation
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 … [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?