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


Economic Development


Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor


Lessons in Courage

Against all odds, the Afghan Institute of Learning educates women and girls in a war-torn society.

By Suzie Boss | Spring 2010

Strength Through Flexibility

Over the past 17 years, the Forum for African Women Educationalists has delivered high-quality education to millions of girls across 35 African countries.

By Kim Jonker | 1 | Winter 2010
Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for
Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn &
Nicholas D. Kristof

Women Hold Both Sky and Solutions

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Reviewed By Kavita Nandini Ramdas | 3 | Winter 2010

Research: The Business of Bribery

A new study from Indonesia shows that extortionists respond to market forces in much the same way as do lawful businesspeople.

By Alana Conner | Winter 2010

The Profit in Nonprofit

Why Kiva chose to be a 501(c)(3), what this tax status buys the organization, and how being a nonprofit poses challenges.

By Bethany Coates & Garth Saloner | 13 | Summer 2009

Is This the Silver Bullet?

Why narrowing the gap between the rich and poor could alleviate many social problems.

By Alana Conner | Winter 2008
The New Asset-Based
Approach to Solving
Social and Economic
Edited by the Democracy
Collaborative at the
University of Maryland

Review: Building Wealth

Building Wealth: The New Asset-Based Approach to Solving Social and Economic Problems

Reviewed By Marc J. Lane | Summer 2006

Review: A New Green Order?

The World Bank's Global Environment Facility may be undermined by bureaucracy.

Reviewed By Tim Perlstein | Summer 2003

Review: Despite Good Intentions

International development aid should be dissolved, argues Dichter.

Reviewed By David Suarez | Summer 2003

Review: Capitalism 3.0

A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons.

Reviewed By David Vogel | Winter 2007