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Report Examines Use Of Innovation In Humanitarian System

The Guardian: Can innovation help fix the world’s overwhelmed humanitarian system?
“…Innovation is a key theme for the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and it dovetails with the rather dispiriting rationale for this first-of-its-kind meeting: that the aid system is failing and needs to be reformed if it is to cope with protracted, increasingly frequent, manmade and natural crises. … [A]n April report found that little is known about how to flick the innovation switch in organizations bound by red tape. The report, More Than Just Luck, was produced by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) and ALNAP, a humanitarian action learning network. Together, they analyzed 11 case studies over two years to see which new ideas worked and why…” (Chonghaile, 5/10).