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Thomas Graham

16 May 2018

England

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In 2010, the Studio School identified an opportunity to expand a promising new model in British education - noting growing support for project-based and hands-on learning, the organization took steps to develop a curr...

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Thomas Graham

16 May 2018

Bangladesh

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An intensive, long-term approach to solving poverty, piloted by an NGO in Bangladesh, has shown serious promise since its start in 2002. However, as the program is piloted in countries across the world, questions abou...

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Edward Siddons

15 May 2018

Cali, Colombia

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Colombia used a public health model of prevention to attack violent crime and has seen the homicide rate drop by 82 percent. The approach required the work of numerous public sectors, not just law enforcement, and a r...

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Jennifer Guay

15 May 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Games can help government employees feel more engaged in their work. The United Kingdom’s Department of Work and Pensions uses a game called Idea Street to encourage innovation, and the City of Louisville, Kentucky, a...

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Odette Chalaby

14 May 2018

Soda, Rajasthan, India

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Female government officials often have different priorities than male representatives.In India, after an experiment in government quotas for women in leadership positions, reporting of domestic violence and sexual ass...

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Anoush Darabi

11 May 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

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Legislation is currently written in such a way that it often takes a lawyer to interpret how policies are supposed to work. What if laws were written to be machine-readable instead? A team in New Zealand rewrote two l...

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Anoush Darabi

8 May 2018

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

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Governments in the United Kingdom, the United States, and elsewhere use crowdfunded donations to restore historic areas and fund new developments. The approach can build democratic participation and community cohesion...

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Edward Siddons

3 May 2018

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Through targeted policing and community outreach, violence prevention program Fica Vivo reduces youth homicide rates in Brazil. The “weed and seed” approach removes top offenders, engages youth at risk of offending in...

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Edward Siddons

27 April 2018

Jawzjan, Afghanistan

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A two-year curriculum on interpersonal conflict resolution transformed secondary schools in the province of Jawzjan. Violence between students fell by half. Girl’s school attendance increased. Both boys and girls expe...

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Jennifer Guay

25 April 2018

Saint Kitts and Nevis

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An increasingly popular way to attract foreign direct investment is to let the world’s wealthiest trade cash and property investments for citizenship. The $2 billion-a-year industry allows the ultra-rich to buy passpo...

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Odette Chalaby

23 April 2018

Australia

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In Australia’s Civil Service, or APS, there are more women than men in leadership positions. “50% of women in our most senior positions now, the secretaries of departments. When I first started 15 years ago, there was...

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Giovanna Lauro

20 April 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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The Congolese organization Living Peace Institute is working to heal the psychological trauma caused by the civil war fought from 1998 to 2003 which left millions dead. This work includes group therapy sessions, desti...

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Odette Chalaby

17 April 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco’s Department on the Status of Women has pushed gender sensitivity in policymaking since 1975. As a result, the city leads the nation in paid parental leave, lactation support, and rights to flexible work...

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Thomas Graham

12 April 2018

Kingston, Jamaica

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Play encourages early childhood development. Reach Up sends doctors and nurses to show mothers in poverty, who are often overburdened in trying to lessen other disadvantages for their children, how to play with their ...

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Edward Siddons

6 April 2018

Rwanda

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MenCare is a 15-class course in Rwanda that teaches men about fatherhood, caregiving, and gender roles. A study that evaluated the course found that men who participated in the program were half as likely to use viole...

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Odette Chalaby

19 March 2018

Munich, Germany

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Starting a business is a daunting task for anyone, but women often face the additional barrier of caring for a family at the same time as launching a company. Guide is a Munich-based consulting service that has provid...

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Thomas Graham

1 March 2018

Austin, Texas, United States

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Only four U.S. cities - Albany, Austin, Charleston, and Denver - have achieved inclusive growth between 2010 and 2015. It’s part dumb luck, and part strategic policymaking, say city officials. They recommend nurturing...

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Edward Siddons

28 February 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be called the murder capital of Western Europe until officials decided to tackle violent crime with a public health focus, using tactics similar to those used to control epidemics. A carrot and stick a...

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Jennifer Guay

27 February 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Traffic for both everyday commuters and tourists in big cities has increasingly become more of a hassle across nations. Various cities like Portland, Oregon have found success with bikeshare models. Seattle, however, ...

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Odette Chalaby

21 February 2018

Berlin, Germany

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In Neukölln, a district in south-Berlin, nearly half of the residents come from migrant backgrounds and 85% of students don't speak German as their first language. To help integrate these population, early childhood -...

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Naina Bajekal

21 February 2018

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Trauma is a growing problem for school children, particularly in the age of mass shootings. But trauma also comes from a variety of triggers, including losing a loved one, poverty, immigration status and witnessing vi...

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Odette Chalaby

19 February 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In order to address racial disparities in breast cancer survival rates, the Chicago-based Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task Force initiated a program to provide African American women with navigators. These navigators—w...

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Jack Graham

15 February 2018

San Isidro, Peru

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Peru formerly had one of the highest rates of stunting in South America, with chronic malnutrition affecting more than 1 in 4 children under five. Thanks to results-based budgeting and a government-wide commitment to ...

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Anoush Darabi

30 January 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Redesigning streets to be more pedestrian-friendly can have big impacts on traffic safety and local business. A fast, easy and cheap way to weigh the pros and cons of such changes is to simply redraw street lines usin...

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Odette Chalaby

29 January 2018

Mumbai, India

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Too often, poor community members are not included in public discourse over how public spaces should look-- rather, the urban planning is more top-down. To change that, the UN’s Block by Block project is using the com...

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