A reminder that getting client and beneficiary feedback—even in the face of competing priorities—is critical to effective program design.
Global Issues Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health
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.
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
A new approach that builds relevant marketplace, entrepreneurship, and health care skills is needed.