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Global Issues

 

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

 

Measuring Social Impact

Measuring Impact Over Time

It is perhaps no coincidence that the development community’s biggest successes—eradication initiatives like polio and smallpox—are precisely the ones that made monitoring central to their work.

By Ned Breslin | Jan. 25, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

The Mismeasure of Impact

Data scientists and information economists are beginning to pair with social innovators to understand the dynamics of interventions and to separate what works from what doesn’t.

By Andrew Zolli | 4 | Jan. 25, 2013
 

Health

Not A Spectator Experience

Health care reforms will drive nonprofit transformation.

By Kevin Johnson | Jan. 25, 2013
 

Economic Development

Defining Developing

Understanding the intricacies of making progress in a developing nation.

By Danielle Livneh | 3 | Jan. 24, 2013
 
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Environment

Climate Strategies for Obama’s Second Term

Politics is the art of the possible.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Jan. 23, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Disruptive Development

The West shouldn’t create solutions to problems we don’t understand using fashionable mobile technologies.

By Ken Banks | 20 | Jan. 16, 2013
 

Urban Development

Advancing on Collective Impact Thought in Newark

Community-led dialogue is critical to sustainable collaborative approaches.

By John Brothers & Laurel Dumont | 1 | Jan. 16, 2013
 
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Urban Development

Collaborative Design Tackles Homelessness

A group designing innovative support systems in Portland, Ore., is identifying better ways of living for the homeless and for communities at large.

By Jody Turner | 1 | Jan. 15, 2013
 
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Environment

Environmentalism Refreshed: P2

How can our environmental consciousness be productively enhanced in the new, urban, fast moving, techno-driven, unstructured, freewheeling, post-modern world of the 21st century?

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Jan. 9, 2013
 
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Environment

Environmentalism Refreshed: P1

How can our environmental consciousness be productively enhanced in the new, urban, fast moving, techno-driven, unstructured, freewheeling, post-modern world of the 21st century?

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 1 | Jan. 8, 2013