Summer 2013

Volume 11, Number 3

A great deal has been written about innovation in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, but little attention has been paid to innovation in the public sector. Innovation does occur in government, however, and the pace of innovation is accelerating. To help better understand innovation in the public sector and how to create the conditions that foster it, the summer 2013 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review features the cover story “Unleashing Breakthrough Innovation in Government.”

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What’s Next

Field Report

Case Study

Human Rights

Labor of Love

By Sharon Lerner

Ai-jen Poo, cofounder and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and 2014 McArthur genius grant recipient, is building a movement to improve the lives of 2.5 million US home care workers.




Curbing Corruption

By Corinna Wu

Political reform alone doesn’t ensure good government. Equally important, if not more so, are institutions that let citizens act collectively.


Last Look


Innovation for a Complex World

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