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Innovative public sector policies and programs



Climate Strategies for Obama’s Second Term

Politics is the art of the possible.

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


What Price Democracy?

A slippery slope: from good-willed private philanthropy in support of public goals to a system in which private goals predominate.

By Kelly Kleiman | 1 | Dec. 20, 2012

Economic Development

Designing a Social Impact Bond in the Tropics

Five early lessons on implementing SIBs in developing countries.


Human Rights

Migration and Human Rights

A look at policy reform in Argentina and implications for the United States.

By Cameron Parsons | Nov. 6, 2012


The Poverty Credential

Politicians' personal stories about overcoming poverty won’t fuel economic mobility.

By John Brothers | 1 | Oct. 30, 2012


Keeping Climate Change Out of the Presidential Campaign

The complete absence of climate change from the first two presidential debates was the best thing that could have happened to the cause.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 4 | Oct. 17, 2012


Philanthropy in China: The Time Is Now

Three guidelines for philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits that want to use philanthropy as a means for impact in China.

By Katherine Miller | 3 | Sep. 17, 2012

Technology & Design

Is the UN Really Trying to Take Over the Internet?

A look at new proposals to change how our Internet is governed.

By Keisha Taylor | 1 | Sep. 13, 2012


Citizen as Designer

By shifting the responsibility of the citizen from deciding to designing, we can redirect resources away from conflict and toward creating better ideas.

By Brodie Boland | 7 | Sep. 7, 2012