Challenges to scaling humanitarian innovation
Despite increased investment in the area, scaling humanitarian innovations is still a big and ongoing challenge. In our latest report Too tough to scale? Challenges to scaling innovation in the humanitarian sector we explore why more innovations aren’t successfully scaling and identify key barriers – from funding to uptake.
Drawing from Elrha’s own experience in funding over 150 humanitarian organisations to develop, test and scale many highly impactful innovations, and research and experience from the social and development sectors, Too tough to scale? identifies 13 key barriers across five different challenge areas.
Just identifying these barriers isn’t enough – system-wide problems need system-wide solutions. This is why the report also provides clear calls to action for key actors in the humanitarian system, and encourages those groups to work with us to achieve the transformative change the sector needs.
Listen to our webinar recording for more information: Too tough to scale? Overcoming the challenges for scaling innovation in the humanitarian sector, which took place on Thursday 25th Oct, 2-3pm BST.