Balancing Innovation with Proven Approaches to Development

March 29, 2011

What is the role of innovation in international development? What does that word mean to the hundreds of millions of people living in abject poverty? And how should technological advances be used to help these people improve their situation? In a guest op-ed on Devex.com, TechnoServe President and CEO Bruce McNamer tackles these questions.

What is the role of innovation in international development? What does that word mean to the hundreds of millions of people living in abject poverty? And how should technological advances be used to help these people improve their situation?

In a guest op-ed on Devex.com, TechnoServe President and CEO Bruce McNamer tackles these questions. “Technological innovations can achieve their promise only when they complement, not replace, the established principles of smart development,” Bruce writes. “Ultimately, the best development programs are the ones that incorporate these innovations into frameworks that we know, through decades of experience, make a difference in poor communities.”

Read the full op-ed at Devex.com.

 

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