Homelessness affects around 3.5 million people each year in the United States. The Federal Government has set ambitious goals to end Veteran homelessness nationwide by December 2015 and end chronic homelessness by December 2017.
The Rapid Results Institute, working with partners in this sector, are at the forefront of helping communities meet this challenge head on.
The Institute partnered with the 100,000 Homes Campaign in 2012 to help communities across the country accelerate the housing of Veterans and chronically homeless individuals. We are now working with Community Solutions, Atlas Research, and OrgCode Consulting continuing to help communities end homelessness for the chronically homeless and for homeless Veterans. Our work in the sector is sponsored and funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and it is supported by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, the National Coalition to End Homelessness, and the National League of Cities.
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Developed economies are facing a dilemma in the health sector. The combination of aging populations and fraying family and community networks is placing unprecedented pressures on acute care services. In the UK, flat budgets are exacerbating the issue, and there is a growing consensus that radical solutions need to emerge. Nesta, the premier innovation charity in the UK, is at the forefront of tackling this dilemma.
The program we developed with Nesta is aimed at accelerating the pace of integrating social and health care for the elderly and at-risk populations. At the core of the program is creating 100-day journeys where stakeholders are challenged to find creative ways to reduce the pressure on acute care services without compromising the quality of care, and while ensuring that services are user-centered and user-driven.
We are implementing and refining this program in Essex, with the intent of scaling it more broadly in 2016 and beyond.
Improving conditions in the workplace is a global issue that is increasingly gaining prominence as more manufacturing operations migrate to low-wage economies. In many cases, labor laws and practices have not yet caught up with the expanded role of manufacturing in these economies. Most CSR departments of global brands rely on audits and compliance to compensate for this gap.
We partnered with Social Accountability International (SAI) to solve this issue through intrinsic motivation rather than just compliance. The program we developed with SAI helps companies in developing economies take ownership of the issue of workplace health and safety, and unleash the creativity of combined worker/manager teams to solve it. Our TenSquared program was rolled out in Brazil in 2012 with our local partner BSD. And it is now being implemented in Turkey with Akut as a local partner. The Disney Foundation is sponsoring our work is this sector.
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More than 50% of children in rural Nepal suffer from malnutrition – with stunting rates reaching 60% in some areas. However, nutrition experts suggest that these high malnutrition rates can be significantly reduced with a combination of simple measures and behaviors that are accessible to all, even to remote villagers in Nepal.
We partnered with the Government of Nepal and the World Bank to uncover together what it takes to go from knowing the answers to getting these answers adopted and implemented in rural villages in Nepal. We have embedded 100-day challenges into a five-year World Bank funded nutrition project targeting women of child bearing age and children under two years of age. And in collaboration with the Government of Nepal and Lifeline Nepal, we are supporting 150 community mobilizers as they work with village teams on shaping and implementing these 100-day initiatives focused on changing key nutrition-related behaviors.
Other Contributing Partners
African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF): was established in 1991 by African Governments and major development agencies to build capacity in the public sector in sub-Saharan African countries.
In 2011, we partnered with ACBF to collaborate and coordinate activities in Africa, and to promulgate the Rapid Results Approach as a way of accelerating results and building institutional capacity in the region.
CoachingOurselves has developed a powerful system for enabling managers to learn from each other through structured peer learning sessions.
In 2011, we signed an agreement with CoachingOurselves to integrate their system in the 100-day Rapid Results cycle, so team leaders can deepen their understanding of the managerial challenges they face as they drive the implementation of their Rapid Results Initiatives.
Pepal designs and delivers innovative executive development programs that bring together businesses and communities to create sustainable social change in developing and emerging markets.
We partnered with Pepal in 2011 to bring the Rapid Results Approach to their programs, bringing private sector executives from the US and Europe together with NGO leaders from developing countries to collaborate on shaping and implementing 100-day projects.
The World Bank Institute (WBI) is a global connector of knowledge, learning and innovation for poverty reduction.
We have helped the World Bank Institute become a center of expertise for providing Rapid Results coaching support to World Bank programs and projects by creating a co-certification program with them for Rapid Results coaches operating in developing countries.