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Paula Goldman
Vice President and Global Lead, Tech and Society Solutions Lab

Impact Investing 2.0: Uncovering The "There There"

November 11, 2013

In certain circles, "impact investing" has started to become trendy. Over the course of 2013 -- from Davos to the G8 to CGI -- you could not attend a global gathering without hearing poetic waxings on how impact investing is able to effect positive social change, while still generating a return on capital.

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Civil Society's Role in Open Government

October 30, 2013

The opportunities today for this active citizenship has never been greater. Mobile technology and the Internet enable us to access more information and make connections more easily than ever. We have already seen how the Internet has increased choice, cut costs and improved services for consumers. It has rich potential to deliver the same benefits for citizens by transforming the services governments provide.

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Susannah Hares
International Director

When a School is Not Enough

October 30, 2013

The achievement gap between rich and poor is a complex and global challenge. Schooling alone is not meeting the needs of the poorest children. Innovative public-private partnerships for education could be part of the solution.

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Privacy – The Open Government Party Crasher

October 8, 2013

The NSA leaks crashed the global open government party. Don’t get me wrong – I do not think this undermines the “whole idea of open government” as someone recently claimed to me. But the open government community cannot sit on the sidelines.

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What’s the Point of Open Data?

September 17, 2013

I’ve been puzzling for a while how the open data community can help the many great groups that have been fighting for transparency of key money flows for the past decade and more.

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Women's Dreams

August 28, 2013

Article Highlights: 50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King motivated millions with his vision for a better and more just world. That vision still resonates, particularly for women and girls around the world who face staggering injustice. Securing their rights to land, housing, businesses and other assets is critical to help women fight this injustice and pursue their dreams.

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Kavita Patel
Fellow and Managing Director at The Brookings Institution

Last Mile Gaps in the Affordable Care Act

July 10, 2013

The third anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has passed, and its critical implementation phase is quickly approaching.

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Open by Default

I am very fortunate to have been involved with Publish What You Fund since its launch alongside the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) in 2008, at the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.

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New Competition Wants to Bring Ethics to Undergraduate Computer Science Classrooms

Tina Nazerian at EdSurge covers the launch of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, the latest exciting initiative incubated at the Tech and Society Solutions Lab.

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Silicon Valley Funders Issue Ambitious Challenge to Embed Ethical Thinking into Computer Science Curriculum at Colleges and Universities Nationwide

Final projects will be judged by an external review committee of academics, tech industry leaders, and others.

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