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Innovative public sector policies and programs

 
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Text the Vote

In a classic leapfrogging initiative, Libya has enabled its citizens to complete voter registration via digital messaging technology.

 

Presidio Rules

Supplement to the article “The Park That Paid Off.”

By SSIR Editors | Summer 2015
 

The Park That Paid Off

The Presidio Trust represents an alternative model for funding and managing a public asset. Includes magazine extras.

 

Winning Marriage

The inside story of how same-sex couples took on the politicians and pundits - and won.

By Marc Solomon | Mar. 2, 2015
 
Co-Creation in Government

Co-Creation in Government

Bringing innovation to the public sector is famously difficult. But efforts that open up the public sector value chain to multiple stakeholders can deliver impressive results.

 

Cuban Remix

In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.

 

Nuance in Government

A leading public intellectual, fresh from government service, explores the complexities of cost-benefit analysis.

Reviewed By Peter A. Ubel | Winter 2015
 

Scrappy Solutions

A new regulation in Massachusetts aims to direct food waste away from landfills and toward more productive uses.

 

Finding a Niche

In Colombia, the Center for Social Innovation is exploring how much government can do to facilitate social change.

 

In Aid of Conflict?

International food assistance can lead to a spike in the occurrence of armed conflict within a country.