Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change


Tag: Government Programs


Innovations in federal, state, and local government programs



Unleashing Breakthrough Innovation in Government


Urban Development

Why Nonprofits Should Operate Commuter Trains

By Rohit T. Aggarwala | 1 | May. 15, 2013

Impact Investing

Making the Case for Intervention

The Social Impact Bond model puts evidence and outcomes measurement at the heart of contracting.

By Alisa Helbitz & Emily Bolton | 1 | Apr. 25, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

A Guide to Scaling Social Innovation

A new guide offers a framework for credible, realistic policy action that governments can take to turn social entrepreneurship into a major force for innovation.

By Hilde Schwab | Apr. 24, 2013


Listening to Beneficiaries

Presented by Fay Twersky, Phil Buchanan, & Valerie Threlfall | Apr. 10, 2013


Debunking the Myths Behind Social Impact Bond Speculation

An examination of SIBs recently conducted in Maryland should give pause to governments and nonprofits looking to take the leap.

By Kyle McKay | 7 | Apr. 8, 2013


What the First Social Impact Bond Won’t Tell Us

Two views on evaluating the pilot SIB in Peterborough, UK.

By Caroline Fiennes | 9 | Apr. 3, 2013


Education in India: Time for a Bold New Experiment

Public and private schools are failing to give children in India a good education—we need an alternative approach.

By Susannah Hares | 25 | Mar. 13, 2013
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Lessons of an SSIR Blogger

A look back at government regulation, philanthropy, “social blank” movements, and third sector grit.

By John Brothers | Mar. 8, 2013


The State of America’s Well-being

A valuable measurement tool sheds light on investments that will save taxpayers money and reduce US debt, while ensuring American competitiveness in a global economy.