What are the barriers to innovation with social programs?


Ann Mei Chang (Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer)

Ann Mei Chang discusses the barriers that are specific to the social good sector. According to Chang, there are systemic barriers to innovation based on issues around the inflexibility around funding and difficulties in measuring ROI in the nonprofit sector.



About Author

Ann Mei Chang

Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer

Ann Mei Chang is a leading expert on social innovation the author of Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley, Oct 2018). Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer at both USAID and Mercy Corps. Prior to her pivot to social good, Ann Mei was a seasoned Silicon Valley executive, with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple, and Intuit, as well as a number of startups.

Interviewed By

Vaishali Jain

Vaishali Jain

Sarder TV Journalist, and Former Bloomberg TV Journalist

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