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From The Field

 

On-the-ground reports from social enterprises and other projects around the world

 

Urban Development

Bridging the Gaps in Public Infrastructure

Communities in emerging economies must work collectively to extend public services until they can build out formal infrastructures.

 

Food

The Ethiopian Approach to Food Security

How one African country is changing how we feed the world.

By Khalid Bomba & Dan Glickman | 1 | Jan. 31, 2014
 

Technology & Design

New Ways to Evaluate Impact

Human-centered design and systems thinking can help evaluate social impact in a global context.

 

Impact Investing

Enhancing Financial Returns by Targeting Social Impact

The World Bank Group’s IFC has seen a strong correlation between investments that do well financially and those that perform well socially and environmentally.

By Gavin E.R. Wilson | 1 | Jan. 13, 2014
 

Health

Sharing Healthcare Innovation in Asia

A report from the Elsevier Conference on Health Systems in Asia at the National University of Singapore.

By Zeena Johar | Jan. 10, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Remembering Greg Dees

A reflection on the life of a social entrepreneurship pioneer.

By Beth Battle Anderson | 15 | Jan. 9, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

A new eBook captures discussion and debate around how to strengthen the social sector “information infrastructure.”

By Eric J. Henderson | Jan. 9, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Making Impact Investing a Priority

Zurich Insurance Group is fully embedding impact investing into the company's overall investment management approach and culture.

By Manuel Lewin | Jan. 6, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Social Impact Bond Market: Three Scenarios for the Future

SIBs hold great potential, but much remains to be done before they become a widely accepted tool for solving social problems in the US.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 3 | Dec. 19, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Innovating in Development Through Accountapreneurship

How one organization is combining the best elements of accountability and entrepreneurship to redefine development paradigms of the past.

By Blair Glencorse | Dec. 17, 2013