Using Pando to Strengthen Development Systems

Root Change is excited to launch Pando, an online platform that makes it possible to visualize, learn from, and engage with the systems where you work. Pando harnesses the power of network maps and feedback surveys to help organizations strengthen systems and improve their impact. Grounded in social network analysis, Pando uses web-based relationship surveys to identify diverse organizations within …

Can Social Labs repair trust in two Malawi districts?

“The idea of an inclusive forum for discussion sits deep in our culture. The idea that we can harness this part of our culture to undertake actions to reform the aid system is new and exciting. We have complained about the jet-set foreign aid experts. But it is on us to step up and become the experts of our own …

Join the Revolution

Does the way international development assistance is organized make sense? Ten years ago we left the comfort of a large international NGO so that we could make this question the focus of our daily work. Root Change was born, and along with it, our mission to question deeply held assumptions about development assistance. Many of our friends thought we were …

Lean experiments generate local solutions and capacities 

Root Change has partnered with Children International and their 13 country agencies to clearly identify challenges facing their communities and test solutions using lean experimentation and design thinking. Local staff have been testing rapid, low-cost organizational changes in areas such as internal communication, partnership development, as well experiments related to child wellbeing. Worldwide, over 50 experiments are currently being tested …