Innovation and Technology for Social Development

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The focus of this publication is on technological innovation for social development, with a particular focus on ageing, civil society, disability, poverty, indigenous, social protection, social entrepreneurship and youth employment. It offers a fair perspective on the role of innovation and technology in promoting social development and its impact on social groups. Governments, civil society, academic institutions and the private sector need to raise awareness and promote good practices in this emerging area. The publication is organized in eight chapters that present how innovation and technology can be utilized to promote social development. The overview chapter highlights in a holistic way why innovation and technology are becoming drivers for social change and how they can empower people, especially social groups.