Issue Brief Sonal Shah and Kristina Costa consider three prominent social financing mechanisms with the potential of unlocking new sources of capital and revolutionizing how an array of social issues are addressed.
The Office of Management and Budget should utilize the power of Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds when it determines how to allocate grant money.
New proposals in the Obama administration’s budget will help promote an innovative method to changing the way government does business and will provide a new approach to financing social programs.
Issue Brief Attacking the U.S. Census Bureau today means that government and businesses will be less effective tomorrow.
Kristina Costa and Sonal Shab explore the benefits of Pay for Success financial mechanisms and detail the critical role that the government can play.
This summer New York City and Massachusetts helped make possible the notion that governments can pay only for successful outcomes in some social programs, by using social impact bonds to finance them.
Not even those in the federal government have a complete picture of how its money is being spent.
Due to decades of insufficient or misdirected investment, a significant portion of water-distribution and sewer systems are reaching or have already reached the end of their intended operational life and are beginning to fail.
Report Many of our drinking-water and clean-water systems have been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair, but a number of common-sense reforms can help address the systems' failures.
Charts Chart shows the 10 states with the most state-regulated, high-hazard dams in need of repair.
Report The combination of extreme weather and flooding resulting from global warming and our aging dam and levee infrastructure means that without action, thousands of lives and communities are at risk and avoidable public costs will rise.
Report An infrastructure bank and planning council would better organize spending on infrastructure projects, as well as increase public and private investment in those projects.
Kristina Costa and Donna Cooper consider Hurricane Issac and the cost of not maintaing levees.