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Big Picture

 

Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Business

The Gender Accelerator

Are startup accelerators the future for women and girls?

By Katie Drasser & Vanessa Valenti | Dec. 23, 2014
 

Economic Development

The Face of Poverty

A diagnostic framework for shaping innovation and scaling strategies.

By Christian Seelos | 2 | 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 | 6 | 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 | 7 | 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 | 9 | 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 | 4 | 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 | 17 | 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.