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Scaling what works doesn’t work: we need to scale impact instead

Gargani, John, Lomofsky, Dena and McLean, Robert (2020) Scaling what works doesn’t work: we need to scale impact instead. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (07 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Scaling has become a buzzword in international development, where the received wisdom is to ‘scale what works’. However, whilst this is a paradigm that suits private investment in international development and science more broadly, complex problems require nuanced solutions. Robert Mclean, John Gargani and Dena Lomofsky, argue that a new conception of scaling – scaling impact- can better serve the public good.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 23:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:52

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