How governments can unlock the potential of social entrepreneurs for the common good.
Governments currently face an unprecedented combination of compounding, high-stakes crises. These crises include the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with its health and economic impacts, the climate emergency with its increasingly dramatic consequences and the growing concentration of wealth. Moreover, the resurgence of authoritarianism and violence,11 often interrelated with nationalist and racist sentiments, puts societal coherence in countries around the world at risk. The effects of these crises – first and foremost, immense human suffering – are felt strongest in lower-income countries and contribute to the large-scale migration patterns that emerge as people seek ways to escape these conditions.