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      Social innovation: what it is, why it matters and how it can be accelerated 

      Mulgan, Geoff; Tucker, Simon; Ali, Rushanara; Sanders, Ben; University of Oxford; Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (Young Foundation, 2007)

      This report examines how social innovation happens in NGOs, the public sector, movements, networks and markets. It presents an analysis of the history, the theory and the process, paving a way for social innovation to play an increasingly significant role in society. Huge energies – and resources – are devoted to innovation in science and technology. But far less attention has been paid to social innovation, despite pressing needs in fields as diverse as chronic disease and climate change. This report examines the growing importance of social ...