Governments use funding when they are engaging non-profits that are working to reduce expensive problems such as incarceration, diet-related diseases, homelessness and children in care. Funding is usually limited, unpredictable, administratively burdensome and not connected to outcomes. Shaun describes transformative tools of social innovation that allow governments to create markets for solutions. Shaun gives examples of how these tools are already being used by governments across Canada which essentially turns government from a funder into a customer. These outcomes oriented relationships get resources to solution providers and save governments money, risk-free.
Social innovation is a term used to describe new, novel and unique approaches to solve societal problems. The Social Innovation for Civil Servants bundle will provide real case studies, change your perspective on problem solving, and offer tangible tools to take action. Review historical examples of government policy that are counterproductive, see how current policy can hinder or support social outcomes, and get a glimpse on how businesses and organizations external to government are increasingly working to address these issues. Designed for Civil Servants from all levels of government, this certificate will illustrate how Civil Servants can enable solving social problems using a market-driven approach.
By completing this learning path, you will attain the certificate Course Completion Certificate
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