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Social innovation and policymaking: Public policy can both support social innovation, and be socially innovative in itself

Social innovation and policymaking

Public policy can both support social innovation, and be socially innovative in itself. 

Social innovation is about developing and implementing new ideas to meet social needs and create new social relationships. Social innovations can take many forms - from products and services (like Mobilearn), to institutions (like government innovation lab La 27e Région), initiatives (like the White House’s Call to Action campaign) and ways of doing things (such as the Behavioural Insights Team’s EAST model to help policymakers apply behavioural insights to the policy process).

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