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


Tag: Government Programs


Innovations in federal, state, and local government programs



The Innovator’s Opportunity

Many people think that the term “government innovation” is an oxymoron, but innovation does occur in the public sector and the pace is accelerating.

By Eric Nee | 2 | May. 15, 2013


Keeping Kids in School

By Suzie Boss | 4 | May. 15, 2013

Urban Development

Housing the Homeless

By Greg Beato | May. 15, 2013


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 | 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