One might wonder what a single-chamber parliament, dish drying cabinets and text messaging have in common. Or what the link is between maternity packs, xylitol, the sauna and free school meals. The answer is simple: they are all Finnish social innovations and now people may read about them in the Myanmar language.
Finnish former politician Ilkka Taipale, author of the book '100 Social Innovations from Finland', was launched in the Myanmar language, in Yangon, on 14 November 2019.
In Finland, as elsewhere, technical inventions have hogged all the economic limelight, but it is only recently that social innovations have been highlighted as the foundation of societal harmony. Gender equality, free education, universal social security and parliamentary democracy, and the consequent social stability they create have secured Finland's welfare.