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Robert McLean, Senior Program Specialist, Policy and Evaluation, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
John Gargani, Founder and President, Gargani + Company, Inc.
Johannes F. Linn, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
Vijaya Ramachandran, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
ABOUT THE EVENT
Please join us to discuss the new IDRC book Scaling Impact: Innovation for the Public Good. Co-authors, Robert McLean and John Gargani, will discuss the new and practical approach to scaling the positive impacts of research and innovation outlined in the book, based on a review of over 200 IDRC studies and 5 in-depth case explorations.
For organizations and individuals working to change the world for the better, scaling impact is a common goal and a well-founded aim. The world is changing rapidly, and seemingly intractable problems like environmental degradation or accelerating inequality press us to do better for each other and our environment as a global community. Challenges like these appear to demand a significant scale of action, and here the authors argue that a more creative and critical approach to scaling is both possible and essential. To encourage uptake and co-development, the authors present actionable principles that can help organizations and innovators design, manage, and evaluate scaling strategies.