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Inclusive Innovation and Development

What are the potential impacts of inclusive innovations in the Global South? Could they help meet basic social needs and reduce inequality? Is security a precondition of innovation and development?

3 October 2017
Settling refugees requires land and can put pressure on local services and resources. If these have to be diverted from, or shared with, the surrounding host communities it can create competition and tension – but does this necessarily create conflict?
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16 June 2017

How important have social and solidarity economy organisations been to marginalised populations in gaining both agency and a voice?

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10 March 2017

There's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence, but can governments also be prevented from restricting citizens' rights?


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30 December 2016

How might spatial models and analyses help overcome longstanding issues related to development?


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2 November 2016

Rather than fraud, the biggest cyber security concern for many Tanzanians is the risk of inadvertently becoming a perpetrator of politically-defined cybercrime.

Theo Papaioannou
9 April 2015

Theo Papaionnou argues that inclusiveness is a multi-dimensional concept and that some basic needs cannot be met by 'low cost' or 'low tech' innovations.


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9 March 2015

A case study by David Botchie reveals that using technology from China and India can increase output and create jobs and small-scale enterprises in Uganda.

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22 January 2015

Could emerging-economy farm machinery help poor farmers in Tanzania increase output and incomes? Andrew Agyei-Holmes examines the evidence.


Richmond Atta-Ankomah
26 November 2014

Could low-cost technologies from China help reduce inequality in Kenya? Richmond Atta-Ankomah’s research suggests they might.


Rebecca Hanlin
6 November 2014

Rebecca Hanlin highlights the need to broaden the understanding of what innovation means, and to mainstream its teaching within education systems.


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