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

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Global Issues

 

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

 
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Making a Healthy Exit

In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.

 

Advocacy Isn’t “Soft”

Evaluating efforts to promote shifts in policy requires methods that are at once rigorous and flexible.

 

A Fault in Funding

An initiative undertaken by the World Bank reveals a troubling gap in the financing of social enterprises.

 

Prepare to Update Your Theory of Change

The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.

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The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools

The Public School Advantage draws on empirical data to argue against the popular perception that public schools are inferior to private schools.

 

Immigrating to a New Land

Every year nonprofits and government agencies partner to help resettle the more than one million new immigrants to the United States.

 

Libraries as Laboratories

In Accra, Ghana, social entrepreneurs are working to reinvent the public library for the 21st century.

 

Blurred Images, Better Futures

Software from a group called Ultrasafe Ultrasound promises to make it harder to practice sex-selective abortion.

 
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The Call of Violence

In parts of the world, expanding cell-phone coverage brings with it an increase in violent activity.

 

Helping Cities Remain Strong

A $100 million foundation initiative aims to foster urban resilience in the face of disaster.