An analysis of Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s book Poor Economics.
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The Pay For Success program and Social Innovation Fund are examples of the government turning to philanthropy for help selecting the effective programs.
At Social Impact Exchange, a forum dedicated to scaling high-impact social programs, investors wanted to know “How will your idea achieve scale?”
Social enterprises in East Africa seem to have two quite distinct commonalities: a comprehensive, impact-driven business model, and a plan to “scale big.”
Carbon for Water is engaged in a loopy funding scheme and offers a lousy public health solution.
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A unique sales strategy puts more environmentally friendly cookstoves into the hands of more cooks.
Growing numbers of young people are making an about face—turning their backs on working for “the man” and creating their own ventures.
Fidaa El Tunky has created the first grassroots venture capital project for rural women in the whole of the Arab region.
An interview with Dr. Madhav Chavan, CEO of Pratham, a nonprofit that provides quality education to underprivileged children of India.
The Personal Democracy Forum revealed that 2011 is a watershed moment for work at the intersection of politics, government, and technology.