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Boston Globe: Crowdsourcing Innovation Could Solve Some of our Thorniest Global Problems

Alex Amouyel, Executive Director of Solve, recently published an op-ed in The Boston Globe on how Solve’s crowdsourced model can tackle big, global issues. Read the full article here.

“For today’s global challenges, we need a new way to innovate—and to start by asking the right questions. The world has made tremendous progress in addressing extreme poverty, and expanding access to primary education. Yet, there are still more than one billion people living without access to affordable, reliable energy, and more than 60 million girls do not complete secondary school.

“Income inequality in many parts of the world—including the United States—is increasing rather than decreasing. These are complex challenges, and we need to think and innovate differently to find solutions.

“We cannot solve today’s complex multi-dimensional challenges by foreign aid, by public services, or by philanthropy alone. No one actor has all the answers or the monopoly of good ideas. Cross-sector cooperation—working with the public, private and non-profit sectors—is more critical now than ever before.”

Read the full article on The Boston Globe.

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MIT Solve Executive Director Alex Amouyel delivers remarks at the Closing Plenary of the Solve Challenge Finals in New York City, September 17, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Stuart / MIT Solve)

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