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Reducing Financial Barriers to Reproductive Healthcare

July 26, 2012

High-level support and smart program design are crucial to launching health financing strategies, but success hinges on developing effective implementation and monitoring, according to a MLI issue brief on reducing financial barriers to reproductive health released this month.

Confessionalism and Electoral Reform in Lebanon

Arda Arsenian Ekmekji, Ph.D.
July 17, 2012

This paper presents three possible scenarios for the forthcoming 2013 legislative elections - the "status quo", the Boutros Commission Draft, and the Charbel Proportional Proposal - and argues for an effective and democratic electoral system that addresses the inequalities and traps for corruption present in Lebanon today. Taking into account Lebanon's tenuous multi-confessional identity,...

Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development

June 15, 2012

The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication based on the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century entitled “Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development.”  The Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century is an ongoing nonpartisan dialogue on the...

The Reallocation Imperative: A New Vision for Spectrum Policy

Preston Marshall
June 15, 2012

The Reallocation Imperative: A New Vision for Spectrum Policy, the report of the 2011 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Spectrum Policy (AIRS), addresses new ways of allocating, clearing, using and/or sharing spectrum controlled by private parties and government agencies.  Written by rapporteur Preston Marshall, the report attempts to step back and establish a broad vision for reallocating...

Institutional Innovation: Oxymoron or Imperative?

June 14, 2012

Institutional Innovation: Oxymoron or Imperative?, the Report of the 2011 Roundtable on Institutional Development, explores the consequences of the growing disconnect between the fundamental design of most firms and the capabilities of the business infrastructure in which they operate. The Report captures the insights of the participants with a focus on identifying conditions that are...

ANDE 2011 Impact Report

May 30, 2012

ANDE’s 2011 report on small and growing businesses (SGB) reveals progress and strides in building a new kind of investment community that is committed to both social and...

Advancing Evaluation Practices in Philanthropy

Jane Wales
May 17, 2012

A special supplement to the summer 2012 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The special supplement features an introduction by Jane Wales and articles by five Aspen Philanthropy Group authors describing the monitoring and evaluation philosophies of the foundations they lead.

Moving Forward with Comparative Effectiveness Research

May 17, 2012

Advancements in biomedical science and technology have led to the development of many new diagnostic tests, drugs and devices—greatly expanding the treatment options available to patients. Less has been done to directly compare the effectiveness of such treatments, making it increasingly difficult for physicians and other providers to determine which therapeutic approaches will work best for which...

Courses to Employment: Partnering to Create Paths to Education and Careers

Maureen Conway, Amy Blair and Matt Helmer
May 2, 2012

This publication summarizes research from AspenWSI’s Courses to Employment project, which studied how six community college-nonprofit partnerships work together to help low-income adults succeed in the classroom and the labor market. The report provides an overview of the approach and strategies these partnerships use, how these partnerships are structured in terms of institutional roles and...