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.
Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of the Omidyar Network, discusses why he is optimistic about the “age of connectedness” and how increased connection has changed basic expectations about how society gets things done.
Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of the Omidyar Network, discusses investing in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations to scale social impact.
The spread of affordable housing impact statements offers US cities hope for more equitable development.
Amid pushbacks against LGBTQ rights elsewhere, a New York City executive order ensures equal access to bathrooms.