CIG and New America Release Two Case Studies Demonstrating Impact Hubs as a Model for Collaboration

May 8, 2024

CIG and New America encourage you to leverage the actionable insights and practical steps outlined in the case studies to inform your own impact-driven initiatives

SINGAPORE, 8 May 2024  — The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) and New America are excited to announce the release of two comprehensive case studies today, spotlighting initiatives by Singapore’s Alliances for Action (AfA) and the work of Belgium-based APOPO. These case studies mark the inauguration of a series of in-depth examinations designed to shed light on the structures and methodologies employed by organisations committed to addressing specific pressing societal challenges. 

At the heart of these case studies lies a fundamental connection to the
 Impact Hub model - a paradigm that emphasises collaborative problem-solving by bringing together diverse partners from the public, private, and civic sectors. Impact Hubs serve as crucibles for innovation, harnessing the collective expertise, resources, and networks of stakeholders to implement tangible solutions and measure their impact with precision. As such, the two case studies are more than just narratives; they are exemplars of how to operationalise an Impact Hub.

The AfA case study illustrates how government institutions, the private sector, academia, and civil society can come together to co-create solutions to deal with issues spanning from supporting lower-wage workers to tackling online harms. From inception to implementation, readers gain a comprehensive understanding of how AfAs are structured and function to drive change.

Click here to download the AfA Case Study

In parallel, the APOPO case study illuminates the innovative strategies kickstarted by individuals to address global issues such as landmine detection and tuberculosis detection using trained rats. Through a detailed examination of APOPO's operational model, readers gain insights into how technological innovation, partnerships, and community engagement converge to save lives and promote social good.

Click here to download the APOPO Case Study

With several Impact Hubs already making a significant difference at global, national, and local levels, these case studies stand as a testament to the transformative potential of collaborative action. By showcasing the inner workings of these initiatives, CIG and New America aim to offer actionable insights and practical steps for individuals, organisations, and government institutions interested in adopting or adapting these frameworks for their impact-driven projects. 

Click here to download the Impact Hub Field Guide

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About New America

New America is a think tank and civic enterprise dedicated to renewing, reimagining, and realizing the promise of America in an era of rapid technological and social change. Since 1999, New America has nurtured a new generation of policy experts and intellectuals and pioneered bold and successful policy initiatives in areas ranging from education to open technology to political reform. As the nation’s premier idea incubator and accelerator, New America has the unique capacity to quickly innovate new programs and scale existing programs that address the most relevant problems in our society — today, and in decades to come. 

Visit or follow @NewAmerica on social media channels.

About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

For more news and information, visit or follow CIG on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @ChandlerINST
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For media clarifications, please contact:

Gordon LAFORGE (Mr)
Senior Policy Analyst
New America
Manager (Government Projects, Legal Affairs and Communications)
Chandler Institute of Governance