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Health

 

Innovations in health care policies and programs

 

Government

The Supreme Court’s First Brush with Social Enterprise

A look at how Hobby Lobby affects emerging corporate forms.

 

Global Issues

Building a Think-and-Do Tank

A dozen lessons from the development-policy trenches.

By Lawrence MacDonald & Todd Moss | Jul. 11, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Disruptive Innovation: Where It Matters Most

It’s time to stop quibbling over what “disruptive innovation” means and focus on how to put it to work for good.

By Steve Davis | Jun. 24, 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
 

Nonprofit Management

VisionSpring Aims to Provide Eyeglasses to Millions

The connection between proper vision and economic development.

By Kevin Hassey & Jordan Kassalow | 2 | May. 29, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Transformative Pathways to Improving Health Care

Rather than simply scaling up, one nonprofit is “letting go” of its model and forming partnerships to change the US health care system.

 

Measuring Social Impact

Setting the Stage to Measure Impact in Health

A new catalog of metrics can help investors and organizations demonstrate that positive financial returns and social returns can be twinned.

 
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Technology & Design

Human-Centered Design and the Last Mile

A collaborative approach to empowering community health workers drives innovation.

 

Urban Development

Bridging the Gaps in Public Infrastructure

Communities in emerging economies must work collectively to extend public services until they can build out formal infrastructures.

 

Health

Evaluating High-tech Health Approaches in Low-income Countries

Promising technologies for maternal and child health, TB, and malaria abound, but we need to determine what really works.