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In the recent article ‘Transformation through Innovation: Why the Humanitarian Ecosystem Needs to Change and Evolve’, Forbes magazine highlights the need for greater innovation in humanitarian assistance, including technological development and engagement with the private sector, in response to the changing nature of the modern humanitarian landscape.

Drawing from the paper ‘Humanitarian Innovation: the state of the art’ by Alexander Betts and Louise Bloom, the article discusses the growing role of both large corporations and smaller entrepreneurial businesses within the humanitarian system. One example is the new UNHCR shelter developed in partnership with IKEA - the IKEA Foundation being a partner of UNHCR Innovation.

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