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Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR

 

Spring 2013

Volume 11, Number 2

In the spring of 2003 Stanford Social Innovation Review published its inaugural issue. Ten years later, in the spring 2013 issue, we are celebrating our decennial anniversary. To mark the occasion we asked some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners to contribute their thoughts about how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead. We are thrilled to bring you the results—a diverse array of essays that are certain to provoke your thinking.

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Features

Measuring Social Impact

Listening to Those Who Matter Most, the Beneficiaries

The views of those who benefit from social programs offers insight into a program's effectiveness.

 

Philanthropy

High Stakes Donor Collaborations

Pioneering groups of foundations and philanthropists have pooled their talent and resources to help solve social sector problems too big for any one to tackle alone.

 
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Economic Development

China’s Quest to Adopt Electric Vehicles

The Chinese government’s effort to create an electric vehicle industry illuminates the promise and peril of economic development policies.

 
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Foundations

Assessing Advocacy

Grantmakers can use a quantitative framework to help them decide which advocacy programs to invest in, and advocacy organizations can use it to determine which approaches might be most effective.

 

What's Next

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Health

Delivering Affordable Innovation

D-Rev delivers affordable health care innovation to the places that need it most.

 

Philanthropy

Indexing Nonprofits

Donors want their money to be spent wisely, but knowing where to give can be difficult.

 

Technology & Design

Poverty-Fighting Salons

Can open conversations accelerate the spread of good ideas in global development?

 
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Social Entrepreneurship

New Ecosystem for Middle East Entrepreneurs

The i2 Institute aims to catalyze hope across the Middle East.

 

Field Report

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Urban Development

Habitat Builds Out Its Vision

In the aftermath of the US housing crisis, Habitat for Humanity is working to build not just affordable homes, but affordable communities.

By Suzie Boss | 2
 
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Economic Development

Improving Household Balance Sheets

The Citi Foundation shifts its grantmaking operations to offer hands-on financial training.

 
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Technology & Design

Babel of Video

Some 200,000 videos have been subtitled in 100 languages, thanks to software that makes translating subtitles easy and relies on multilingual crowds.

 
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Socially Responsible Business

Unifying Europe

The nonprofit Erste Foundation is an engine behind the for-profit Erste Group as well as its largest shareholder.

 

Case Study

Nonprofit Management

Diversifying NGO Leadership

There was a time when the all the senior staff of international NGOs working in developing countries came from North America and Europe. That is changing.

 

Research

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Health

Incentivizing Donor Registration

Does granting people priority for organ allocation affect their willingness to become organ donors?

 
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Health

When Cooking Can Kill

Traditional cookstoves are being recognized as a major health hazard.

 

Philanthropy

Thinking Back, Paying it Forward

Nostalgia is more than just a warm, fuzzy feeling.

 

Civil Society

Elusive Effectiveness

A look at how to examine the effectiveness of community advocacy and representation.

By Corinna Wu | 1
 

Last Look

Environment

Sodom and Gomorrah

e-waste recycling in Agbogbloshie provides a livelihood for thousands of people, but it also results in a heavily polluted environment.

 

10th Anniversary Essays

10th Anniversary Essays

Celebrating Ten Years

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 
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10th Anniversary Essays

The Globalization of Giving

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 
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10th Anniversary Essays

Design-Led Innovation in Government

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 
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10th Anniversary Essays

Out of London and New York

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

10th Anniversary Essays

The Nonprofits of 2025

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

10th Anniversary Essays

Money Is Never Enough

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

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Standing with the Poor

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

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Reshaping U.S. Public Education Policy

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

10th Anniversary Essays

Fifty Years of Social Change

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

10th Anniversary Essays

Consumer Rising: From Consumption to Production to Design

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

10th Anniversary Essays

The Mobile Continent

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

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Toward an Open-Solution Society

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

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A Team of Teams World

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

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Jobs and Social Innovation

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

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The Empowerment of Arab Women

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

10th Anniversary Essays

The Trouble with Winning

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

SPONSORED SUPPLEMENT

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Government

Transforming Multilateralism: Innovation on a Global Stage

The Open Government Partnership seeks to build more transparent, effective, and accountable governments that empower citizens and respond to their democratic aspirations.

 

Government

Shattering Decades of Diplomatic Protocol

The US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights explains why OGP breaks the mold of international engagement.

 
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Government

Innovating Modern Democracy, in Brazil and Globally

The OGP partnership with Brazil represents a global challenge for government and civil society stakeholders to advance the concept of 21st-century democracy.

 
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Government

Advocacy from the Inside: The Role of Civil Society

What does it mean for civil society to have a seat—and an equal voice—at OGP’s table?

 
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Government

The UK’s Transparency Agenda

Francis Maude, the UK minister responsible for public transparency, and Simon Burall, a British civil society leader, discuss the potential impacts of OGP in the UK.

 

Government

Tanzania’s Transparency Agenda

Matthias Chikawe, Justice Minister of Tanzania, and Rakesh Rajani, a Tanzanian civil society leader, discuss the potential impacts of OGP in Tanzania.

 

Government

Philanthropy Can Catalyze an Open Government Movement

OGP is energizing the global open government discussion, while developing new norms and standards—something donors should support.

 

Government

India in Open Government and Open Government in India

India’s absence from OGP underscores the larger challenges of harnessing international networks to support domestic activism.

 

Government

Building a Global Norm on Open Government

The establishment of OGP suggests the emergence of a new norm for governance, based on transparency and collaboration.