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Field Report (formerly What Works)

 

Profiles of innovative work

 
Law Without Lawyers

Law Without Lawyers

Timap for Justice trains ordinary citizens to provide legal assistance in a country—Sierra Leone—where legal professionals are scarce.

 
Sustainability

Scoring Sustainability

Through an initiative called Earthwards, Johnson & Johnson aims to create a greener company—one product at a time.

 

A Smarter Way to Park

In San Francisco, planners are using variable pricing to reduce the congestion, pollution, and aggravation that come with big-city traffic.

 

Citizen Chronicles

A program in Alberta, Canada, showcases the way that people with disabilities contribute actively to their communities. Includes magazine extras.

 

Dressed to Thrive

Fitted for Work gives women what they need—from a new look to a new skill set—to advance in their careers.

 

An Rx for Surplus Meds

The Dispensary of Hope is distributing unused pharmaceuticals to patients who need them.

 

Filling Out the Middle

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs targets a "missing" segment in emerging economies.

 
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Under One Roof

By bringing people together and by pooling resources, the Housing Partnership network expands the range of affordable places to live.

 
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A Sporting Chance

In troubled spots around the world, Right to Play shows how fun and games can be a serious tool for development.

 
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Bridging the Generations

Older people and foster families are forming mutually supportive communities, with help from a group called Generations of Hope.