Ashoka's Theory of Change

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Bill Drayton

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Date Written: 2003


Ashoka's job is to make "everyone a changemaker." To help create a world where everyone has the freedom, confidence, and skills to turn challenges into solutions. This allows each person the fullest, richest life. This document discusses the evolution of the citizen sector and Ashoka's role: from its beginnings as an investor in the world's leading social entrepreneurs towards its emerging focus on community and infrastructure building.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, social change, Ashoka, empowerment, citizen sector

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