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Innovative public sector policies and programs

 

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.

 

Government

The Lean Startup Goes to Washington

Evidence-based policy, iteration, and innovation are making their way into government.

 

Government

A Sharing Economy Cliffhanger: What Will Governments Do?

Earlier this month, a group backed by companies including Airbnb and Taskrabbit began urging users to petition for changes in regulation—will politicians uphold the rules or loosen them? Or is there is a third option?

By Wingham Rowan | Mar. 27, 2014
 

Government

Beyond Aid

As leaders across sectors convene to discuss the new global agenda, the opportunity to collaborate on a new breed of large-scale development projects known as innovative financing has never been brighter.

By Angela Rastegar Campbell | Mar. 25, 2014
 

Government

Innovation to Impact: Obama’s Social Innovation Fund at Four

Progress, pitfalls, and what lies ahead.

By Michael Smith | 1 | Mar. 3, 2014
 
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Government

Building Transparency Momentum

A local initiative offers lessons on how to use collaboration, experimentation, and forward-thinking to create a culture of innovation.

By Aspen Baker | Feb. 3, 2014