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Big Picture

 

Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Economic Development

The Face of Poverty

A diagnostic framework for shaping innovation and scaling strategies.

By Christian Seelos | Dec. 18, 2014
 

Developing a Global Marketplace for Social Services

Bonds for schoolgirls and malaria vaccines: Pay-for-success initiatives are now tackling issues in the developing world.

By Antara Ganguli | 5 | Dec. 16, 2014
 

This Year’s 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles

The favorites of 2014.

By Jenifer Morgan | Dec. 15, 2014
 

Energy

The Case for Energy Abundance

An alternate paradigm for climate and energy.

By Rachel Pritzker | 12 | Dec. 12, 2014
 

Civil Society

Slowly Strangling Civil Society

How donor funding distorts civil society goals and priorities.

By Michael Kleinman & Thomas Wheeler | 4 | Dec. 11, 2014
 

Education

The Returns to a Good Education

If children worldwide are to receive the education they deserve, debate needs to move beyond public versus private, profit versus nonprofit.

By Katelyn Donnelly & Susannah Hares | 7 | Dec. 10, 2014
 
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Technology & Design

When Will Design Get Serious About Impact?

To achieve sustained impact, designers should strive to shift the fundamental dynamics of development.

By Robert Fabricant | 1 | Dec. 8, 2014
 

Urban Development

A Strategy for Alleviating Poverty

Why there is a renewed sense of urgency and optimism about place-based initiatives.

By Elwood M. Hopkins | 13 | Dec. 4, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Signaling and Confirming

A new framework can help nonprofits and other social sector organizations measure the participation of their supporters.

 

Economic Development

Fostering the Creative Economy

The creative industries—those at the crossroads of arts, culture, business, and technology—can offer an economic jump-start for recovering economies.

By Epaminondas Farmakis | 1 | Nov. 24, 2014