Fostering new ideas for social inclusion and accountable responsive governance: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

Fostering new ideas for social inclusion and accountable responsive governance: a think-piece for the Making All Voices Count programme

The Making All Voices Count programme aims to foster and support new ideas to improve governance and achieve greater social justice. Key to Making All Voices Count’s approach to this challenge is to support innovation through a focus on brokering knowledge and new relationships, building evidence for practice, and learning.

This think-piece draws from a review of experience and an exchange of ideas that happened in the context of an e-dialogue between practitioners and scholars in late January 2014. The review took in scholarly work and grey literature (including, in some cases, ideas expressed in blogs) exploring different forms of innovation and the conditions which are most conducive to the type of innovation most relevant to the mission of “Making All Voices Count”.

In this document, the author

  • explores what type of innovation Making All Voices Count should be supporting
  • explores who and how innovators innovate, and the roles different champions play in innovation systems
  • examines the importance of openness, learning and iteration
  • draws out implications for the field of transparency and accountability, the Making All Voices Count programme, and Making All Voices Count’s Research and Evidence component
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