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Approaching the Tipping Point: Recommendations for building the marketplace for system-level investing

The social and environmental challenges of the 21st century are new, different, and fundamentally destabilizing. Many of these challenges are systemic in nature; they are complex, interconnected global issues with multiple contributing factors. They impact entire economies and societies, threatening […]
February 27, 2024

Resourcing Systems Innovation

In Building Better Systems, we introduced four keys to unlock system innovation: purpose and power, relationships and resource flows.1 These four keys make up a set. Systems are often hard to change because power, relationships and resource flows are locked […]
February 27, 2024

Investing in Systems Innovation

The System Innovation Initiative at the ROCKWOOL Foundation Interventions Unit connects knowledge and practice on system innovation to leaders, innovators, investors and entrepreneurs who want to have more systemic impact and meet big, shared, societal challenges in new ways. This […]
February 27, 2024

Scaling up Integrated Early Childhood Development programs: lessons from four countries

Background: There is still limited knowledge regarding the translation of early child development (ECD) knowledge into effective policies and large-scale programmes. A variety of frameworks that outline the key steps in scaling up exist, but we argue that taking a complex […]
February 27, 2024

Social Franchising and a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Increased the Prevalence of Adequate Complementary Feeding in Vietnam: A Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation

Background: Rigorous evaluations of health system-based interventions in large-scale programs to improve complementary feeding (CF) practices are limited. Alive & Thrive applied principles of social franchising within the government health system in Vietnam to improve the quality of interpersonal counseling (IPC) […]
February 27, 2024

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