In developing countries such as Kenya, interaction with NGOs appears to boost people’s level of civic activity.
Civil Society Social innovations that enrich society and enhance democratic participation
Low-income communities have the power to shape their economic future, but only if they have access to tools that educate and empower.
To address 21st-century problems, we need to build a civic infrastructure that serves all members of society, especially those on the margins.
Building relationships with grassroots organizations that advocate for human rights-based development takes time, but without investing in them, philanthropy is likely to stumble. The case of Haiti is instructive.
Communities have the resources to address the problems they face; they just need to approach those problems in a different way.
A new report examines the relationship between place and race, and disconnected youth in the United States.
Social good technologists working on building a more responsive and effective government need to be more inclusive of the citizens they’re trying to engage—and stop neglecting the government they already have.
A group in Lebanon deploys a wide range of methods—from mobile apps to street theater—to thwart bribe-taking by officials.
Spontaneous protest activity—a vital part of many social movements—can arise from a variety of conditions
The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.
Social innovations must take into account the complexity of social problems and foster solutions resilient enough to adapt and survive.
From the archives: American charity shortchanges the poor, and public policy is partly to blame.