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Global Issues

 

Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health

 
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Bursaries for Girls

The relatively simple act of providing African girls with the money they need to stay in school has achieved significant results.

 

Grassroots Power

Supplement to the article “Empowering Women at the Grassroots.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Empowering Women at the Grassroots

In many parts of the world, corporations today are cultivating partnerships with locally rooted organizations that promote a multi-faceted approach to women’s empowerment. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Disruption for Good

Rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative, transparent, and democratic.

 
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Using Economic Forces to Conserve Nature

Conservationists are devising new ways to strategically use financial incentives—such as conservation easements—to preserve nature.

 
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School for Scaling

A highly focused effort in Kenya to treat worm infections in children delivers lessons on how to expand a proven program.

 
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A “Value Added” Evaluation

Teachers who help boost students’ test scores also have a notable impact on students’ long-term outcomes.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
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Ends and Means

In the way that people think about end-of-life care, moral and economic motives converge and commingle.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 

Past Isn’t Always Prologue

For policy makers today, earlier efforts to promote local community organizing yield relatively few lessons.

 

A More Perfect Union?

New ideas on how to empower US workers involve breaking free of current labor law.