Oxfam Innovation Lab
Oxfam created the Innovation Lab, a systematic way to identify core challenges with potential for market systems solutions, seek out good market-based ideas, run pilot projects to make them better, communicate what we learn, and encourage others to take up initiatives with a proven track record.
The private sector has a vast and growing influence over people living in poverty. To right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice, Oxfam must find new ideas and new ways of engaging and harnessing the private sector to pro-poor ends. To fulfill our mission in the 90-plus countries where we operate, we need to make those ideas work on a global scale.