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Abstract

While various programs have been undertaken by both governmental and non-governmental organizations, poverty is still a big problem globally. Combining the concept of social innovation, social entrepreneurship and frugal innovation, the sort of social innovation aimed to reduce poverty is explored. This type of social innovation is expected to be able to create jobs through entrepreneurship in SMEs and provide affordable basic needs for the poor. Based on the literature, challenges for adopting such innovation are identified and mechanisms for enabling both private and public sectors to work collaboratively in alleviating poverty is proposed.

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