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Big Picture

 

Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Food

The Last Hunger Season

One Acre Fund's Andrew Youn: "Agriculture is the fundamental humanitarian challenge of our time."

By Roger Thurow | 1 | Sep. 19, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Is the UN Really Trying to Take Over the Internet?

A look at new proposals to change how our Internet is governed.

By Keisha Taylor | 1 | Sep. 13, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Life Bonds: Linking Returns to Life Outcomes

Proposed new life bonds represent one potential mechanism for leveraging the power of financial markets to reduce poverty.

By Jamie Attard | 1 | Sep. 12, 2012
 
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Health

System Change Through People Power

A look at how the Nova Scotia public health care system transformed from the inside out.

By Alan Moore | Sep. 11, 2012
 
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Nonprofits

The Problem with Problem Statements

Forgoing the articulation of a problem statement and focusing on paradox leads to more effective communication with your organization’s supporters.

By Thaler Pekar | 4 | Sep. 10, 2012
 

Government

Citizen as Designer

By shifting the responsibility of the citizen from deciding to designing, we can redirect resources away from conflict and toward creating better ideas.

By Brodie Boland | 7 | Sep. 7, 2012
 

Civil Society

A Faithful Force for Good

Religious organizations are powerful catalysts for social change.

By Andrew Wilkes | Sep. 6, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Trust and Technology

Together, the public and private sector can develop affordable and truly accessible banking solutions that benefit the world’s poor.

By William Brindley | Sep. 5, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Smartphones and Mobile Payments

The penetration of smartphones in the US has caused jockeying for position in the new mobile payments space—can this happen in developing countries too?

By Ignacio Mas | 1 | Aug. 31, 2012
 
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Impact Investing

Social Media Won’t Drive a New Economy

Social media investments will not drive a new economy powerful and pervasive enough to employ millions of people.

By Jigar Shah | 2 | Aug. 30, 2012