Frank Escoubes

Ashoka Fellow

Citation

This profile was prepared when Frank Escoubes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in .
The New Idea
Frank is leveraging and involving citizens in supporting large institutions such as governments and businesses to solve social problems. He has created a new channel for citizens to influence public and private policy focused on social innovation, drawing on citizens’ knowledge and creativity. He has formalized citizen consulting to public and private institutions: from sourcing the right citizens (the experts) to give input to managing the relationship with multinational consulting firms who outsource to Frank’s organization. Frank’s business model brings the citizens’ recommendations to influential public and private initiatives, ensuring they have high social impact and ensuring the citizen contributors receive financial compensation in exchange for their skills.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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