After the previous Innovation and Technology Report, Our Hong Kong Foundation continues its research on ‘innovation’ and has released a report on social innovation. The report recommends the Government to fully support and promote social innovation, constructing an enabling environment for social innovators.
Our Hong Kong Foundation suggests the Government adopt a comprehensive strategy with social impact assessment (SIA) as the core. The report recommends the Government to implement SIA on policy formulation so as to advocate the concept of social outcome and encourage the use of SIA. In the meantime, the Government should raise the society’s awareness of social innovation by engaging business, increasing competition for social outcome and building capacity. Only with the support or even direct participation of the Government, businesses and NGOs in social innovation, Hong Kong could tackle complex social problems effectively.