Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Economic Development


Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor


Review: The White Man’s Burden

Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

Reviewed By Deborah Burand | Fall 2006

Carving out a Niche

A Czech social enterprise uses woodworking to help drug addicts.

By Will Tizard | Summer 2006

Balkan Boom to Bust

Vanishing NGOs in Bosnia leave lessons in their wake.

By Beth Kampschror | Summer 2006

Choosing Mission Over Money

Sidebar to "Crisis Mentality:" giving for the long term.

By Keith Epstein | Spring 2006

The Hidden Cost of Paradise

Indigenous people are being displaced to create wilderness areas, to the detriment of all.

By Mark Dowie | 1 | Spring 2006

Closing the Culture Gap

Aiding Africans first requires understanding their cultures.

By G. Pascal Zachary | Spring 2006

Organic Growth

How an all-natural Mexican farming cooperative is improving its community while making a bundle.

By Ricardo Sandoval | Spring 2006

Child’s Play

A video game teaches children about famines and how to stop them.

By Sheryl Nance-Nash | Winter 2005

Small Is Beautiful

Banks in Mexico say that microloans are helping the poor while boosting their profits.

By Ricardo Sandoval | Fall 2005

Review: Bootstrap Dreams

The emergence of microenterprise development programs, internationally and in the United States.

Reviewed By Nancy C. Jurik | Fall 2005