Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Global Issues


Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health


Technology & Design

Turning Design Thinking to Design Doing

Getting started: insights from experiments in Southeast Asia.



Measuring to Scale What Works at the YMCA

Armed with robust shared measurement systems, national nonprofit networks are well positioned to scale promising and proven programs.


Technology & Design

Transforming Democracy Through Digital Technology

Five lessons from groundbreaking women.

By Courtney Martin | 3 | Dec. 3, 2012


The Tao of Doing Good

Navigating between anger and acceptance in solving social issues.

By David Allyn | 1 | Nov. 30, 2012

Technology & Design

Arab Health Care and Online Development

The Jordanian startup Al-Tibbi is leveraging the Arab World’s growing online penetration rates to enhance the region’s health care agenda.

By Jamil Wyne | 1 | Nov. 29, 2012


Preventative Child Health in Mali

Pesinet, a French NGO, is assessing the added value of technology in reducing child mortality.

By Elena Bridgers | 4 | Nov. 20, 2012


An Organizational Ethics Disaster

The New England Compounding Center meningitis case spotlights the tragic consequences of failed organizational ethics.

By Susan Liautaud | Nov. 16, 2012


Entrepreneurial Education

A new resource aims to nurture the next generation of social entrepreneurs and support them in their efforts to create social value in innovative ways.


Human Rights

Reproductive Rights: A Global Citizen Year Story

Conservative, morality-based views on abortion clash with global health and development in Latin America.

By Emily Hwang | Nov. 15, 2012

Economic Development

Designing a Social Impact Bond in the Tropics

Five early lessons on implementing SIBs in developing countries.