Case Studies

Projects & social impact we have delivered

ASEAN Impact Challenge



Malaysia Ministry of Finance National Strategy Unit and NEDO (National Entrepreneurship Development Office)


Social Innovation, Cross-Sector Collaborations, Innovations For Public Good

Currently managing an ASEAN-wide social innovation competition in 10 countries, working with over 30 impact partners including corporations, governments, multilateral agencies and philanthropic organisations interested in investing in innovations for sustainable communities and resilient nations. With over 1,200 social innovators participating, the regional impact challenge will culminate at the 1ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit, 20-22 Nov 2015 where the finalists will be announced and showcased. Scope Group will be running a parallel pre-event on corporate social investments in collaboration with Social Progress Malaysia to provide a platform for sharing and matching innovations with investments to help them scale impact.

Learn more about the Asean Impact Challenge

Volunteering for International Professionals



Malaysia Ministry of Finance


NGO Capacity Building, Venture Philanthropy, Volunteerism

Designed and delivered a global impact fellowship programme powered by the Ministry of Finance, and subsequently adopted as a programme under NBOS, with the objective of making Malaysia a country of choice for international professional volunteers whilst encouraging volunteerism amongst Malaysians. Received almost 400 applications from around the world, and selected 44 fellows from 20 countries including 18 from Malaysia to join a four-month fellowship programme that incorporated elements of leadership development and capacity building of host organisations (Malaysian NGOs and social enterprises). Created an active portal and social media channels for community engagement and alumni connection.


Nine socially innovative projects, ranging from youth-at-risk to women empowerment to access to education, touched upon relevant community issues in need of support. Through the fellowship programme, over 25 training modules were held, 50+ partnerships established, and almost 4,000 beneficiaries served from the collective efforts of all involved.

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Social Financing & New Models for Public-Private Partnerships in Malaysia



Agensi Inovasi Malaysia


Thought Leadership, Policy, Public Service Innovation, Social Innovation, Cross-Sector Collaboration, Financial Innovations For Public Good

Scope Group conducted a Feasibility Study On Social Financing and New Models for Public-Private Partnerships for Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, at the Prime Minister’s Department.


This was followed 6 months later by a Focus Group Report on the Malaysian social sector and mapping of Social Purpose Organisations working in the areas of youth unemployment, homelessness and elderly care – as part of the agency’s preparation for the nationwide Berbudi Berganda Challenge and the 11th Malaysia Plan document drafting framework for a game changing policy that would allow public-private and social sector partnerships.


The agency succeeded in including the strategy and policy paper into the 11th Malaysia Plan and the recommendations we made through the 2 papers were included as a Game Changer for the nation – under Social Innovation strategies and programmes.

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Social Innovation for Public Service Excellence



UNDP: Global Centre for Public Service Excellence & Innovation


Policy, Public Service Innovation, Social Innovation

Scope Group won the bid to author a policy note for the UNDP on Public Sector Service Excellent and Innovation. The report was authored by our senior associate consultant Simon Tucker and presented at a consultation held in Singapore, December 2013.


Social innovation has been able to leverage resources and creativity from outside of government agencies in order to develop solutions that benefit the public, and often create practical and sustainable businesses. Yet, fully understanding and testing the value and opportunities of co-creation and co-design is a challenge for most governments. It takes an administrative leadership and an enabling political environment that provides the space and legitimacy to engage closely with citizens in this policy space.

View UNDP Global Centre Report

Entrepreneurs For Good



British Council & Arthur Guinness Fund


Capacity Building, Strategic Partnerships, Incubation, Social Enterprise

Scope Group is proud to have partnered with the British Council and the Arthur Guinness Fund to facilitate Entrepreneurs for Good, a ground-breaking capacity building program and competition for Malaysian social entrepreneurs.


We designed, delivered and facilitated all workshops and the competition. The 6 winning ventures were developed through our Scope UnLtd impact incubator programme, where they benefitted from thematic workshops, expert clinics and coaching sessions empowered by the GrowthWheel tool and framework. All ventures pivoted from their entry points during the intensive 6 month programme (eg. pre-start stage up to start-up stage or from start-up stage to growth stage)


Impact Assessment



Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Manipur & Nagaland, India


Impact Assessment, Public Health, Technical Assistance

Scope Group designed and conducted an impact assessment on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in order to assess their investment in, and the progress of, project ORCHID in the areas of Manipur & Nagaland in India.


The assessment considered impact created, costs involved, challenges and opportunities to transition programmes into being entirely funded and operated by the public sector in India.


Project SMART



Home Ministry of Malaysia


Public Health – Technical Assistance, Public Service Innovation, Organisational Development

Scope Group was invited to assist the Malaysian government in reviewing its policies and practices on the prevention and treatment of drug dependence, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention. The project included designing and conducting workshops, consultancy, report writing, and the development of a performance management framework.


The project contributed to a large scale change in approach to drug dependence treatment in Malaysia, where 25 Pusat Serentis (forced treatment camps) were transformed into voluntary Cure and Care centres where medical treatment and open services were introduced.