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23 January 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Social programs are seen as a fiscal burden on the U.S. However, investment in effective social programs saves taxpayer dollars so evaluating the performance of federal programs could help Congress act more responsibly.
10 December 2012
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Like their for-profit counterparts, charities are starting to embrace Big Data as a means to perform more efficiently and share that performance with potential donors. Data gathered is used both to measure successes a...
5 December 2012
Oxford, United Kingdom
For most well-meaning donors, it can be difficult to calculate which charities are most effective with their funding - that is those that aim to solve the most serious problems, use interventions that work, employ cos...
2 May 2012
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
CitiStat has show great success in cities like Baltimore, where it has improved city services' efficiency (removing snow, fixing potholes, etc.). Many cities use Stat programs, but Baltimore has been a particular case...
15 November 2011
Irving, Texas, United States
While weight loss can be challenging to maintain, different structures are being created to help. Certain support groups, financial incentives, and tough love are proving to be effective.
1 September 2011
Dadaab, Garissa, Kenya
American humanitarian aid and programs by the United Nations have proved beneficial to equip Middle Eastern refugees with resources for self-settlement outside of camps. The self-settlement model has empowered refugee...
14 July 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
A non-traditional program called the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.), uses a radically different approach from the traditional American social service model to empower entire families alleviate themselves from...
25 April 2011
Miami, Florida, United States
Washing hands in between contact with patients is one of the most important things a healthcare worker can do to prevent the spread of disease and reduce the rise of superbugs like MRSA. A new technology is increasing...
20 December 2010
Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Victim-Offender Mediation/Dialogue program in Texas connects victims with those who harmed them to initiate a healing process founded on the premise of restorative justice. This state-run mediation program helps v...
6 December 2010
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Foreclosure affects millions of homeowners and millions more owe more on their mortgages than what their homes are worth, but Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP), offers assistance. As a free service to ...
10 August 2003
Over 3000 Words
Corruption in Mexico is ingrained in all systems and interactions. President Vicente Fox and his administration are trying to change this. Their mentality is that for corruption to truly be fought the government needs...
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