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Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

Foundations

Moving Toward Multi-Dimensional Democracy

If the Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative wants to strengthen American democracy, it needs to adopt a more multi-layered democratic theory.

By Maribel Morey | 3 | Jul. 24, 2014
 

Government

The Supreme Court’s First Brush with Social Enterprise

A look at how Hobby Lobby affects emerging corporate forms.

 

Government

Real World Collaboration in Times of Polarization

The newly passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act illustrates how organizations can find space to debate and successfully create cross-sector and bipartisan solutions.

By Mark Edwards & Sarah Beaulieu | 2 | Jul. 15, 2014
 

Government

A Strong Field Framework for SIBs

A look at the strengths and weaknesses of the US Social Impact Bond field framework, and where we need to build capacity to establish SIBs as a viable financial tool.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 1 | Jul. 2, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact Investing

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game

To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

By Abigail Noble & Michael Drexler | 1 | Jun. 13, 2014
 

Government

Moneyball: Raising Government’s Batting Average

Allocating government funding where evidence shows it can have impact will yield results—but there are potential pitfalls.

By Carla Javits | Jun. 4, 2014
 
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Impact Investing

SIBs, DIBs and Ad-Libs

Does the hype around “pay for performance” financing match the reality?

By John Anner | 1 | Jun. 2, 2014
 

Government

Lessons in Mass Collaboration

Recent experience with government-convened hackathons has generated insights into the methods and instruments used to design effective mass collaboration efforts.

 

Civil Society

The Promise of Mandatory Community Service

How a little-known tradition that helped rebuild Rwanda could help the rest of us.

By Ann Lovell | 7 | May. 7, 2014
 

Urban Development

What Makes a “World-Class” City?

Planners must shift their attention to the informal economy that is the invisible engine of true urban greatness.