Philanthropists should become more active impact investors, focusing on building sustainable social enterprises often overlooked by private investors who seek market-rate returns.
A reminder that getting client and beneficiary feedback—even in the face of competing priorities—is critical to effective program design.
The 21st century needs to harness the power of water, and the battered coastal city of New Orleans may just have the goods to do it.
Several ventures now under way in developing countries show how networks of connected machines can drive economic growth.
A system that combines software and sensors promises to improve farmers’ ability to manage, conserve, and lease water.
New tools and practices are helping low-income Americans use rent payments to build up their financial profile.
In Ethiopia, a foundation-led initiative uses accelerated learning techniques to give young people a second chance at an education.
Delivering nutritious school lunch fare on a large scale is the social mission—and the business model—of Revolution Foods.
Maggie’s Centres, a network of specially built facilities in the United Kingdom, provides cancer patients with a comforting environment.
Race to the Top, a $4 billion US education reform effort, produced valuable lessons on designing a competition-based program.