Benjamin Kumpf is working on social innovation for the United Nations Development Program, exploring new and emerging data for development, behavioral insights, lean and agile development and other extraordinary topics to change business as usual.
Traditional economic models are often insufficient for effective policymaking. New behavioral insights about how people make decisions matter for development and Agenda 2030. UNDP's Benjamin Kumpf explores specific country examples that have drawn on these behavioral insights.
We are seeing more governments and international organizations embracing innovation to transform bureaucracies, bringing together an increased focus on data and evidence. Benjamin Kumpf, policy specialist for innovation at UNDP, explores a practical approach to innovation for development with lessons learned from startups.
As the global development community focuses on implementing the SDGs, the agenda must include new and innovative processes, technologies, and ways of using existing technology. UNDP's Benjamin Kumpf offers six ways to leverage innovation for Agenda 2030.
In this guest column Benjamin Kumpf, UNDP policy specialist for innovation, makes the case for embracing social innovation approaches to address violence against women and girls in development and humanitarian settings more effectively.
As negotiations on finalizing the new development agenda heat up, one thing is clear: Delivering on these goals will require investment in innovation. Here are some areas identified over the past year where the U.N. Development Program will seek to innovate in 2015 and beyond.