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

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Field Report (formerly What Works)

 

Profiles of innovative work

 

Making Cash Pay Off

GiveDirectly relies on high tech and hard data to test whether large cash transfers can alleviate extreme poverty.

 

Safe at Home

Thanks to ROC USA, residents of mobile home parks can gain a real stake in the places where they live.

 

Applied “Womenomics”

How Goldman Sachs deployed a far-reaching, data-driven strategy to further the cause of women’s entrepreneurship. Includes magazine extras.

 
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.