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Global Issues

 

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

 

Economic Development

Survey: Can Management Consulting Help Tiny Firms Grow?

Predict the results of two recent development studies, conducted by IPA, one of the world's leading poverty research organizations.

By Annie Duflo & Dean Karlan | 9 | Feb. 23, 2012
 
SSIR blogger Michael Horn is the executive director of Innosight Institute, a nonprofit think tank focused on education and innovation, and the author of the award-winning book, Disrupting Class.

Education

Conversation Spotlights Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education

A variety of entities are utilizing online learning to launch disruptive innovations in higher education, making education more convenient, accessible, and lower-cost.

By Michael Horn | 3 | Feb. 21, 2012
 

Global Issues

Unconventional Solutions

As we create new ideas and solutions to society’s problems, we have to be careful not to become too wedded to them and think that they are universally applicable.

By Eric Nee | 1 | Feb. 16, 2012
 
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Civil Society

Diversity and the Komen-Planned Parenthood Debacle

An important lesson that no one is talking about but that we all need to learn.

By Rich Tafel | 8 | Feb. 14, 2012
 

Philanthropy

ReCoding Good: Part 2

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

By Rob Reich & Lucy Bernholz | 6 | Feb. 13, 2012
 
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Microfinance

Akhuwat: Making Microfinance Work

A groundbreaking microfinance model is bringing out the best in society.

By Kamal Munir | 19 | Feb. 9, 2012
 

Technology & Design

Q&A with MASS Co-founder Michael Murphy

A new generation of architects and designers are raising expectations for the public interest design movement.

By Courtney E. Martin | Feb. 7, 2012
 
Rob Reich, Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, in Philosophy and at the School of Education, at Stanford University

Technology & Design

Thrun on the Udacity Model

A follow up to the recent post "Some Questions About Udacity."

By Rob Reich | 2 | Feb. 1, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 2

From the Field Series: A living case study of Makmende, which provides women in Nairobi with coordinated walking groups.

By Margaret Hagan | Jan. 31, 2012
 
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Urban Development

Space: The Social Change Frontier

Exploring open spaces, parks, gardens, and trails as tools for social impact.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | Jan. 30, 2012