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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

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.

 

Government

Taking Pay for Success Financing to the South

An analysis of the viability of pay-for-success initiatives in South Carolina shows that this new type of financing can work in more rural, "red” states.

By Joe Waters & Megan Golden | Jan. 21, 2014
 

Environment

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to the Environment

Is the social impact bond model better suited to environmental issues?

By Cathy Clark & David Nicola | 5 | Nov. 26, 2013
 

Foundations

Filling the Gap in Media Funding

Foundations are increasing their media-related grantmaking—but they need to do more.

By Eric Newton | 1 | Nov. 19, 2013
 

Nonprofits

The Rise of the Radical Mainstreamers

Why established nonprofits could hold the key to scaling social innovation.

By Owen Jarvis & Ruth Marvel | 1 | Nov. 18, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

Getting Results Data Off the Dusty Shelf

Charities and funders need support and guidance to make sure that information collected does not go to waste.

By Angela Kail | Nov. 14, 2013
 

Measuring Social Impact

Impact, Not Overhead, Is What Counts

A look at barriers global NGOs face in reporting the right measures of effectiveness—and how funders and grantees can begin to overcome them.

 

Business

Pro Bono Innovation

A look at the rise of pro bono and three trends in creative collaborations that are leading to larger-scale success.

By Jenny Lawson & Kate Ahern | 3 | Oct. 24, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The New Economics of Innovation Ecosystems

A new strain of economic thought is emerging to explain how societies can grow sustainably.

By Victor W. Hwang & Ade Mabogunje | 3 | Oct. 17, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: From Margin to Mainstream

Impact investing is generating significant momentum and excitement among investors, but challenges still remain for large-scale asset owners.

By Abigail Noble & Joel Bryce | 3 | Oct. 10, 2013