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Launch Plan: The Inside Journey of how the UNDP Started 60 Accelerator Labs Globally

Why It Matters

As we’re faced with increasingly complex global challenges, we must rethink how we create and scale solutions—and that includes transforming institutions. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s 60 Accelerator Labs serve 78 countries, working together to find radical approaches within local contexts, to effectively tackle today’s and tomorrow's challenges.

Episode 4: The Case For Shutting Down Organizations with Rahul Chandran

Why It Matters

What does a global humanitarian sector that’s fit for the many challenges of the 21st century look like? Rahul Chandran, a world-renowned humanitarian leader, talks about this and how to thoughtfully close down organizations — something that people in the world of social impact don't like to open up about.

Meet 4 Innovative Organizations Transforming Canada’s North

Why It Matters

Canada’s Arctic is leading the way on a number of innovations that enhance lives. Every year, the Arctic Inspiration Prize awards funding to projects by the North, for the North. This innovative prize approach uses a non-traditional funding model to support and accelerate Arctic-led projects — and these four previous prize winners show that the model is working.

Canada's International Aid Agencies Need Innovation to Drive Impact

Why It Matters

Technological, mission, and demographic shifts are changing the way international organizations work. For Canada to be at the forefront of addressing global challenges, experimentation must become an embedded capacity in aid and development organizations.