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Too tough to scale?

Challenges to scaling innovation in the humanitarian sector

23 October 2018Elrha

This report explores why more innovations aren’t successfully scaling and identifies key barriers, from funding to uptake.

Drawing from Elrha’s experience in funding over 150 humanitarian organisations to develop, test and scale many highly impactful innovations, and research and experience from the social and development sectors, Too tough to scale? identifies 13 key barriers across five different challenge areas.

The report also provides clear calls to action for key actors in the humanitarian system.

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