If the Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative wants to strengthen American democracy, it needs to adopt a more multi-layered democratic theory.
The newly passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act illustrates how organizations can find space to debate and successfully create cross-sector and bipartisan solutions.
Why the international development community cannot ignore the role of politics in creating sustainable social change.
Allocating government funding where evidence shows it can have impact will yield results—but there are potential pitfalls.
The federal government is empowering states to improve child welfare systems using design-thinking and other innovative approaches.
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Evidence-based policy, iteration, and innovation are making their way into government.
Earlier this month, a group backed by companies including Airbnb and Taskrabbit began urging users to petition for changes in regulation—will politicians uphold the rules or loosen them? Or is there is a third option?
To enable significant impact, organizations should ask three key questions and decide if formal planning and evaluation are the right approaches to finding the answers.
A local initiative offers lessons on how to use collaboration, experimentation, and forward-thinking to create a culture of innovation.
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.