Adaptive Evaluation for Innovation and Scaling
Oct 10th 2023
The scaling of innovations often involves system change. Adaptive Evaluation offer...Read More
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Isabel Guerrero and Larry Cooley spent decades understanding the obstacles that social innovations face as they attempt to reach scale. In this working paper, they describe how many innovative solutions at the grassroots to tackle poverty rarely scale, partly due to a lack of capacity to perform intermediation functions (such as strategic planning, impact evaluations, convening and coordinating stakeholders, change management, etc.). Intermediation often proves to be the clutch that connects innovations at the grassroots to scale.