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


Tag: Government Programs


Innovations in federal, state, and local government programs



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 | 12 | 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.


10th Anniversary Essays

Design-Led Innovation in Government

By Christian Bason | 4 | Feb. 21, 2013

Economic Development

China’s Quest to Adopt Electric Vehicles



Transforming Multilateralism: Innovation on a Global Stage

By Jeremy M. Weinstein | Feb. 21, 2013


Building a Social Investment Market by Design

The work of the Social Innovation Fund should provide inspiration to governments looking to drive social investment at home.

By Jenny North | 4 | Feb. 7, 2013

Technology & Design

Connection Technology to Save Lives

Featuring Ridwan Djamaluddin | Nov. 27, 2012