Innovation and scalable solutions to meet the SDGs

Innovation and scalable solutions to meet the SDGs

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What drives innovation, beyond the good idea that begins it? What are the obstacles keeping nonprofits from moving from experimentation to application of scalable ideas? What lessons can we learn from Silicon Valley? And how might artificial intelligence affect our strategies for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Ann Mei Chang — a former Google engineer with more than 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley before serving as the Chief Innovation Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the first Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab — provides her thoughts on these questions and explains how innovation is crucial to achieving the SDGs.

You don’t want to miss our discussion about what it will take to conceive, initiate and scale development programs that can deliver the benefits promised by the SDGs to a billion people.

You can hear the entire series on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Read the transcript.

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