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Civil Society

Getting Creative About Corruption

A group in Lebanon deploys a wide range of methods—from mobile apps to street theater—to thwart bribe-taking by officials.
By Suzie Boss | May. 13, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: A Force for Political Stability

Three recommendations for bridging the chasm between the political elite and marginalized citizens in the Middle East.

By Gilbert Doumit | 3 | Mar. 11, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Fueling Financial Innovation in the Middle East

Getting social entrepreneurs in Arab countries to take bigger risks in financing for scale may require that they put more skin in the game.

By Teresa Chahine & Zeina Farhat | 1 | Jan. 16, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

As Giving Goes Global

Philanthropic activity is increasing worldwide in ways that reflect a shared ethos of humanitarian "virtue."
By Adrienne Day | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Impact Investing

A Fault in Funding

An initiative undertaken by the World Bank reveals a troubling gap in the financing of social enterprises.
By Richard Rutherford & Drew von Glahn | 4 | Feb. 12, 2014
 
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Technology & Design

The Call of Violence

In parts of the world, expanding cell-phone coverage brings with it an increase in violent activity.
By Jessica Ruvinsky | 2 | Nov. 20, 2013
 
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Civil Society

Beyond Diplomacy

Civil society organizations are dramatically changing how countries bring an end to violent political conflict.
By Derek Brown | 1 | Nov. 20, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Iraq’s Entrepreneurial Awakening Needs Women

Building stronger nations through social entrepreneurship education.

By Amel Abed Mohammed Ali | Aug. 20, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Eight Social Entrepreneurs Tell Their Personal Stories

SSIR editors select eight books by leading social entrepreneurs about their personal journeys along the path to social change.

By Jenifer Morgan | Aug. 16, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Looking beyond the region's prominent conflicts, Startup Rising instead examines a quieter development in the Middle East: a surprising, burgeoning entrepreneurship.
By Christopher M. Schroeder | 1 | Aug. 13, 2013