Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Beyond Buy-In: Partnering with Practitioners to Build a Professional Growth and Accountability System for Denver's Educators

Craig D. Jerald
June 18, 2013

When Denver Public Schools created a new educator effectiveness system, Leading Effective Academic Practice (LEAP), the central office modeled a fundamental shift in philosophy: Instead of designing LEAP in the central office first and then using targeted communication strategies to encourage educators to “buy into” the new system, DPS made a serious...

Principled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America Project

June 18, 2013

Created by a panel of distinguished experts, this publication discusses proven strategies for managing America’s religious diversity in a way that promotes informed respect and social cohesion. Published by the Aspen Institute, June 2013.

ANDE 2012 Impact Report

June 13, 2013

ANDE’s 2012 report on small and growing businesses (SGB) focuses on three “action areas” for the SGB sector:  hurdles for female entrepreneurs; the finance gap for start-ups; and the difficulties faced by small holder agricultural businesses when attempting to enter the global...

Building Jordan’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Ecosystem

Maysam Ali, Chris Westling
June 4, 2013

Partners for a New Beginning, a public-private partnership housed at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, led an Angel Investment Delegation to Amman, Jordan from November 8 – 12, 2012. The delegation connected nineteen leading American and international angel investors and venture capitalists to tech start-ups and investment opportunities in Jordan. Additionally, Jordanian...

Bridging the "Pioneer Gap": The Role of Accelerators in Launching High-Impact Enterprises

June 3, 2013

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Village Capital
June 2013
This is a quantitative analysis of 52 social impact-focused incubators and accelerators, operating around the world.

GLC Resolve Award Innovation Profile: Kenya

May 21, 2013

View or download this brief to learn more about why the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health selected Kenya as a winner of the ...

GLC Resolve Award Innovation Profile: The Gambia

May 21, 2013

View or download this brief to learn more about why the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health selected the Gambia as a winner of the ...

GLC Resolve Award Innovation Profile: Zambia

May 21, 2013

View or download this brief to learn more about why the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health selected Zambia as a winner of the ...

Teaching to the Core: Integrating Implementation of Common Core and Teacher Effectiveness Policies

Ross Wiener
May 14, 2013

To strengthen state implementation of Common Core State Standards and meaningful teacher evaluations, the Aspen Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in this policy brief suggest ten actions to move beyond simply implementing ambitious reforms in parallel-- teacher evaluation and the Common Core-- to integrating them into a system-level whole. To do that, author and Aspen...

Resident Centered Community-Building: What Makes it Different?

May 13, 2013

A Report from the Connecting Communities Learning Exchange

What is special about resident-centered community building?  Why is there such importance on relationship-building?  Resident Centered Community-Building---What Makes it Different? A Report from the Connecting Communities Learning Exchange distills lessons and recommendations from resident...

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