Kate Lauzon found sobriety and a role as an activist through her Massachusetts city's weekly resident feedback sessions, a gathering of civic groups known as "Working Cities Wednesdays" organized by Habitat for Humanity. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
An excerpt from Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs.
Funders and others can better support the involvement of those who use social services in service design and implementation. And by doing so, they can generate more meaningful, systems-level impact.
Culture is born of values, and civil society is where people live values most urgently. Amid growing social isolation in the United States, a new set of values is emerging around community, healing, and belonging, and they will likely define an era.
Stories are the most powerful tool we have for increasing understanding and building engagement with complex issues. Telling them well can drive belief and behavior change.
Far from being a win-win financial instrument, SIBs come with significant technical burdens and exemplify an ideological shift in welfare service provision.
To attain affordable housing for all, we must build public support by shifting narratives away from consumer choice and personal responsibility.
Financial technology has the potential to help lift millions out of poverty. But are we adequately assessing its risks?