Innovation for the Social Sector
A different approach to the social sector
The social sector is seeking new ways to understand at risk populations, develop strategies responsive to changing environments, and build capabilities to thrive in uncertain futures. But traditional cookbook approaches lack flexibility and the power to fuel innovation, and they face long odds in achieving these objectives.
New Markets offers a different approach. Using techniques created to serve organizations in the midst of rapid change, we embrace a creative yet highly rigorous process to spot emerging opportunities and suggest new ways of creating impact.
What we do
Our work takes us from Ethiopia to Ecuador, and Mozambique to Myanmar. Our staff has worked across 23 countries, and domestically in the United States as well, to build a broad range of programs.
Our offerings cover three domains:
We do this work in both stable and unstable environments. We have an extensive track record of working in fluid situations requiring fast adaptation, such as program development for conflict areas and peacebuilding.
Our unique background
New Markets capabilities stem from our unique background:
Learn more from our client impact story
Case study: E-governance in South Africa
While much of our work is for nonprofit and public sector clients, we embrace for-profit social ventures as well, and indeed have started one of our own, Yowzit. In four short years, Yowzit has become a leader in providing e-governance solutions in Africa, alongside its ratings and review services for private sector businesses. On behalf of the UK's Institute for Development Studies and a consortium of international donors, Yowzit and New Markets Advisors recently collaborated on a deep examination of South Africa's readiness for e-governance solutions, using our methodology of assessing underlying Jobs to be Done.