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Innovative public sector policies and programs


Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America

Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America offers a sweeping look at political and economic divisions in American politics over the past century.

By Doug McAdam & Karina Kloos | Oct. 1, 2014

Government by Toolkit

The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.

Reviewed By Sonal Shah | Summer 2014

Philanthropy in a Time of Polarization

The polarization of US politics is imposing new limits on how foundations can influence the policy process.


A Mandate for Responsibility

In the wake of a recently passed law, companies in India are figuring out how to meet their CSR requirement.


Lots of Opportunity

An online platform helps city governments to discover, organize, and market publicly owned property.


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.


Saviors at City Hall?

Urban leaders offer a model for tackling big global problems that nation-states are failing to address.

Reviewed By Milton Friesen | 2 | Winter 2014

Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy

Creating Climate Wealth discusses business model innovations that will help battle the effects of climate change.

By Jigar Shah | Oct. 23, 2013

Accounting for Justice

The US criminal justice system will benefit from a new tool that collects and compares data on a county-by-county basis.


Crowdsourcing the Past

A US National Archives program uses 21st-century technology to enlist ordinary citizens in the transcription of centuries-old documents.