In today’s rapidly evolving technological and geopolitical landscape, the capacity for individuals and civil society groups to affect meaningful change has expanded beyond traditional government channels. While governments from the U.S. to China, and from the Global North to the Global South still play a crucial role, the democratization of information and communication tools has empowered ordinary people and grassroots organizations to contribute to societal progress in unprecedented ways. Good ideas can come from anywhere. However, transforming individual ideas into tangible changes requires strategic planning, collaboration, compromise, and sustained effort. Building alliances with like-minded individuals and organizations can amplify impact and create momentum for change. Fostering a culture of civic engagement and participatory democracy, therefore, is essential for ensuring that individual ideas translate into concrete actions and lasting improvements in society. In short, the world urgently awaits the age of the citizen policy entrepreneur

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