In one prominent effort to reinvent public schools, promise and performance don't necessarily match up.
Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health
The first chief technology officer of the United States offers a vision for remaking public services.
The limits of technocratic, one-size-fits-all approaches to economic development have become all too evident.
An emerging method for enabling innovation focuses not on plans or projects, but on broad social challenges.
Lawless violence in the developing world is a plague that undermines efforts to end extreme poverty.
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Meeting the world's growing demand for water will require advances in technology that build on 3,000 years of progress.
An emerging "data-driven" science of human behavior promises to help us understand and solve social problems.
The new book Scarcity provides critical insights for designing better anti-poverty programs, but not for allocating scarce philanthropic resources.
The movement to reform public schools through competition and testing is a "hoax," according to a one-time promoter of the movement.
Urban leaders offer a model for tackling big global problems that nation-states are failing to address.