Local Innovation Group

To confront the challenges of the 21st century and beyond, individuals, groups, and communities need to be able to innovate—to develop and bring into use new and more effective ways of doing things compared to existing practices. 

The Local Innovation Group conducts interdisciplinary social science research on processes of local innovation and local systems change in communities facing development challenges around the world. Our research produces actionable findings, methodological advances, and analytical tools that enable global development actors to deepen their understanding of how local innovation and sociotechnical change processes work, how they contribute to sustainable and equitable development, and how they can be effectively catalyzed, facilitated, and evaluated.

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CONTACT INFO

Elizabeth Hoffecker

RESEARCH AREAS

Computation

Data Science

Institutional Behavior

Systems Innovation

Systems & Networking

IMPACT AREAS

Agriculture

Finance

Infrastructure

Social Networks

Urban Systems

Leadership Team

Elizabeth Hoffecker - a woman with light peach skin with shoulder length brown wavy hair looking at the camera and smiling

Elizabeth Hoffecker

Research Scientist, Group Lead