- 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.