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    How to scale up community-based social innovations for better inclusive policies? Lao PDR as a case study

    Sánchez Rodríguez, Ana María and Brus, Aude (2020) How to scale up community-based social innovations for better inclusive policies? Lao PDR as a case study. Project Report. Humanity and Inclusion.

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    This report is part of a larger research that analyses and promotes effective community level innovations that can be scaled up and inform the development or revision of government policy to enforce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)1 for persons with disabilities, with a particular focus on women and girls with disabilities. The study builds on the observation that good practices exist on inclusion of persons with disabilities in the SDG areas, but too often take the form of one-off pilot projects or confined social innovations. Therefore, it is important to explore how to scale up good practices understanding scaling up as influencing, repeating, adapting and ensuring social change for vulnerable populations, in particular for persons with disabilities. This report addresses the research question: How is scaling up of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs)’ inclusive innovations happening and promoted? And it does this by exploring Lao PDR as a case study. The research defines inclusive innovations as: “the development and implementation of new ideas which aspire to create opportunities that enhance social and economic wellbeing for disenfranchised members of society” (George et al 2012, p.663) promoted through organizations whose primary purposes are social (Mulgan, 2006, p.146) The study is a qualitative research conducted in 2018-2019 in Lao PDR. The findings show that there are small inclusive innovations of OPDs that experience limited scaling up that need to be recognized as such. In the same way that scaling up strategies have to be promoted this research provides recommendations for the stakeholders to contribute to that. The report targets Humanity & Inclusion staff, practitioners and other international organizations working with OPDs to strengthen and improve the scope of their actions.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Keywords: Inclusion; disabilities; Lao PDR; Innovation; Scaling-up;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Item ID: 17070
    Depositing User: Ana María Sánchez Rodríguez
    Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2023 09:26
    Publisher: Humanity and Inclusion
    Funders: Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 713279
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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