Let Them Eat Cash

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Let Them Eat Cash

If homeless people and drug users in Liberia don’t misuse cash, why would we expect the homeless in New York to waste it? A randomized evaluation showed that self-employment went up and hunger and extreme hardship went down, at least while the cash transfers lasted.

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Planting for Profit, and Greater Good

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Planting for Profit, and Greater Good

He also intends to sell sensors to farmers in developing nations at a low cost to help them grow food more efficiently and sustainably.Although the concept of for-profit companies addressing social issues isn’t new — hospitals are a longstanding example — entrepreneurs with a flair for humanitarianism were stymied by capital constraints until fairly recently.

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Perspectives from providers of social impact bonds

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Perspectives from providers of social impact bonds

Charities are well placed to exploit specialist knowledge in some areas of service delivery. And, while facing a number of hurdles, this paper argues that charities should seriously consider working alone or in coalition to develop their own SIB proposals, and direct government policy towards delivering more effective interventions on behalf of beneficiaries. Charities are also in a unique position to influence the way SIBs are developed and used in the future.

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