Donors and NGOs partner to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, but paperwork and other administrative requirements can draw time and resources away from the intended beneficiaries. Identifying key areas of inefficiency and ways to address them is a first step in an ongoing dialogue about improving services.
A revolution in philanthropy is brewing, driven by Silicon Valley’s young tech billionaires. Their approach—which emphasizes data, transparency, speed, and impact—could mark a new chapter in philanthropic giving.
By developing innovative business models, companies can increase people's access to financial services. Doing that will also increase their well-being, according to BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment.
BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.
School districts must close the gap between the engaging, relevant, and hands-on training that teachers and administrators want and the reality of disengagement with collaborative training on the ground.
Applying business principles to social problems can significantly increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and financial sustainability of the solutions. Social businesses, which bridge the business and social sectors, offer lessons in delivering social impact alongside commercial benefits.
With their focus on social impact and self-sustainability, social businesses can theoretically provide solutions to almost any social problem. BCG examines ten to understand their efficiency, effectiveness, and financial stability.