With evidence-based policy, we need to acknowledge that some evidence is more valid than others. Pretending all evidence is equal will only preserve the status quo.
A public revolving fund could enable the benefits of pay-for-success while overcoming traditional concerns of privatization and scaling.
Resistance to unconditional cash transfers may be less about their effectiveness and applicability as a participant-focused programmatic strategy, and more about the development community’s vested interest in maintaining the status quo.
Takeaways from a municipal prize competition.
Many media companies are using algorithms this US election year that are having the effect of accentuating people’s differences and stoking their fears. Is it time for social innovators to build new tools that help promote a more tempered, consensus-based discourse?
This excerpt from the newly released book Delivering on Digital looks at how the government in New South Wales, Australia, has used digital technologies and human-centered design to build a welfare system centered around individual children.
New sources of power and grassroots energy are driving certain campaigns to scale with surprising speed and force.
A growing economy appears to contribute little to most Kenyans’ quality of life. Why the government and outside investors need to rethink Kenya's education system and development model.
The rigorous use of data to guide social funding decisions is essential, but to do it well, we need to broaden the evidence base, focus on principles of practice, and embrace adaptive integration over fidelity.
To really make a difference in tackling inequality, we need coordination on a range of policy issues, from housing and transportation to jobs and education.