Two federal agencies have removed barriers that have discouraged foundations and pension funds from seeking out impact investments.
If we’re going to help poor families gain agency, dignity, and mobility, we need poverty measurements that point the way to a decent standard of living.
We need a more systemic and accessible way for underserved individuals to share their beliefs, insights, and experiences directly with policymakers, nonprofits, and their own communities.
A view from the field reveals optimism and ideas for building a better society.
Unless we prioritize government collection, analysis, and distribution of data, public officials will continue to make decisions with limited facts, and citizens will get poorer services from the government than from the private sector.
Much of the international development community remains stuck in its old ways, focused on short time horizons, rigid planning, and unproductive evaluation.
Inclusive governance will require that civil society, government, and industry work together to empower citizens.
In the Netherlands, a modest experiment in welfare policy taps into a very big idea: universal basic income.
An online platform for “microbonds” promises to make it easier for people to invest public works projects.
Some big law firms are venturing into developing regions to offer voluntary services and to advance the rule of law.