With the holidays fast approaching, here are SIRC’s “Top Social Innovation Reads of 2015.” Happy holidays everyone!
- Robert Granger and Rebecca Maynard, Unlocking the Potential of the “What Works” Approach to Policymaking and Practice: Improving Impact Evaluations (December 2015)
- Education Week, The Painful Necessity of Replicating Research (November 3, 2015)
- Heidi Laine, London School of Economics Blog, The Case Against the Journal Article: The Age of Publisher Authority is Going, Going, Gone – And We’ll Be Just Fine (July 14, 2015)
- Caroline Fiennes, Are Charities As Bad as Pharma at Withholding Research? (July 2015)
- Corporation for National and Community Service, Budgeting for Rigorous Evaluation: Insights from the Social Innovation Fund (June 3, 2015)
- Lucy Goodchild van Hilten, Why It’s Time to Publish Research ‘Failures’ (May 5, 2015)
- Bridgespan & Results for America, The What Works Marketplace: Helping Leaders Use Evidence to Make Smarter Choices (April 10, 2015). See also SIRC’s summary.
- Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Payoff of Pay-for-Success (August 2015)
- Brookings Institution, Worldwide Lessons from the First Five Years of Social Impact Bonds (July 11, 2015)
- Government Executive, Are Agencies Using Performance Info to Make Decisions? (October 5, 2015)
- Urban Institute, Navigating Performance Management Software Options (July 15, 2015)
- Government Executive, The Truth About Government Performance (May 26, 2015). See also this paper.
- Leap of Reason, The Performance Imperative (February 27, 2015)
- Route Fifty, Stats Surge Continues in Cities and States (February 18, 2015)
- Child Trends, How to Scale Up Effective Programs Serving Children, Youth, and Families (November 2015)
- The Atlantic, Why Nurse-Family Partnership Works in America But Failed in Britain (October 23, 2015).
Want more? Check out SIRC’s Top Reads of 2014.