Why is it essential to understand the underlying problems when addressing an issue in the world of social good?


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

Ann Mei Chang discusses how in many instances organizations in the social good arena are focused on applying bandages to systems that have failed. According to Chang, unless the essential problem is addressed the issues will become perpetual.



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.

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Vaishali Jain

Vaishali Jain

Sarder TV Journalist, and Former Bloomberg TV Journalist

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