Parents in emerging economies seem happy with schools that don’t teach their kids very much. The lack of demand for good quality education could be one of the biggest barriers to solving the education crisis.
To curb rising inequality, global leaders must work together to stop the flow of illicit wealth and mitigate tax avoidance.
How private data sources, when leveraged responsibly and collaboratively, can provide insights for addressing the challenges and opportunities of migration.
How nonprofit organizations can do a better job with their data.
A new approach to measurement has the potential to surface quicker, cheaper, better data about notoriously hard-to-measure social change.
The ability of teachers to improve students’ non-cognitive abilities may have greater importance than test scores.
Philanthropists need to acknowledge the challenges nonprofits face in reporting succinct and compelling outcomes, and to avoid celebrating simplistic claims.
Affordable, accessible financial products and services like mobile money are becoming more prevalent in the developing world, but are they improving the lives of the poor?
To accelerate the ethical use of sensitive data, governments and universities are setting up new systems to give secure access to their researchers. However, if they want to be able to evaluate the full range of social service programs, they also need to make this data is useful to nonprofits.
Without methods to gauge success and failure, and without appropriate ethical frameworks, humanitarian tech may do more harm than good.