Social Innovations in Post-Soviet Countries
This book evaluates the evolution of social innovation in post-Soviet Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Caucasus. Following the dissolution of the USSR, organisations such as the UNDP have encouraged local communities and governments to innovate in order to find solutions to existing social problems. This book demonstrates that progress with social innovations has varied, with countries with low government support such as Uzbekistan struggling, whereas countries with better government support and a more active civil society, such as Armenia and Ukraine, have seen more positive results. Covering the period 2012-2020 and a broad range of countries, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, this book provides an impressively broad-ranging critical analysis of post-Soviet social innovation. Including social innovations emerging as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, this will be an important comparative study for researchers and practitioners working on social innovation, and to those with an interest in post-Soviet development.
Introduction Chapter One. Background Chapter Two. Generation, features and assessment of the ‘social innovation’ projects supported by different organizations in post-Soviet Central Asia Chapter Three. Generation, features and assessment of the ‘social innovation’ projectssupported by different organizations in post-Soviet Caucasus Chapter Four. Generation, features and assessment of ‘social innovation’ projects supported by different organizations in post-Soviet Eastern Europe Chapter Five. COVID-19 and ‘social innovation’ projects in post-Soviet countries Chapter Six. Analysis and conclusion on ‘social innovation’ projects in post-Soviet countries: Findings and perspectives