Why is it important to use the scientific method in fostering innovation to maximize success in social programs?


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

Ann Mei Chang discusses how her concept of the Lean Impact that she writes about in her book, in the area of social good is based on what she learned in the tech world. She talks about how it is harder to measure the impact of programs in the social sector but it is essential to be as rigorous in applying the tenets of the scientific method in a non-profit as in any other type of organization.



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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