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


Tag: Poverty


Understanding why people are poor and innovative ways to alleviate poverty


A New Way to Respond to Natural Disasters

Better practices in disaster relief involve market-orientated nonprofit organizations, or social-mission-orientated, for-profit companies, playing a more prominent role.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 1 | May. 27, 2008

Micro-Innovation: Bringing Billions into the Conversation

How do you assess the ability and willingness of the poor to pay for products and services that do not already exist, and how do you convince companies to take a risk on such a vast and fragmented market?

By Grace Augustine | May. 20, 2008

What's Next Technology & Design

The BOP Beckons

By Joshua Weissburg | 5 | May. 18, 2008

MicroEnergy Credits Corporation: Catalyzing Clean Energy for the BoP

Using existing microfinance institutions and recent developments in the carbon credit markets on the supply side to facilitate the adoption of clean energy for the very poor.

By Grace Augustine | 1 | May. 1, 2008

Inequality in Giving—Interview with Rob Reich, Author of “A Failure of Philanthropy”

Too little charity actually reaches the needy.

By Perla Ni | Mar. 26, 2008

Moral Hazard

The financial crisis threatens hopes to expand opportunities for underprivileged young people, but we can't afford not to invest in them.

By Peter Manzo | 2 | Mar. 25, 2008


Poor in Body

By Alana Conner | Mar. 11, 2008

Global Issues

Review: Giving

Reviewed By Paul Collier | Mar. 10, 2008


Curbing Mission Creep

By Kim Jonker & William F. Meehan III | Feb. 24, 2008


In Microfinance, Clients Must Come First

By Srikant M. Datar, Marc J. Epstein, & Kristi Yuthas | 14 | Jan. 25, 2008