Innovation / New Frontiers

New Frontiers

Current Initiative


On New Frontiers, we design, test, and scale up new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing challenges at the edge of major global transformations. By leveraging our research capabilities, convening power, networking reach, and funding influence, we strive to ensure that new ideas and technologies deliver positive social outcomes and serve the public interest.

Why it matters

Innovation is critical to deal with a changing world, increasing sustainability, and equitably supporting human well-being.

    of people worldwide believe the rising cost of living will adversely impact their well-being


    of adults worldwide want to see significant sustainable and equitable change globally


    in public benefits go unused in the U.S. each year

  • Report

    Co-Develop: Digital Public Infrastructure for an Equitable Recovery

    Digital systems that accomplish basic, society-wide functions played a critical role in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling both public health and social protection measures. The pandemic has shown the value of these systems, but it has also revealed how they are non-existent or weak in far too many places.
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