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Unlocking the potential of frontline managers in global health

– Health systems in developing countries have a big opportunity to improve the provision of services by strengthening the capabilities of their frontline managers.

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Solving public problems through behavioral science

– Governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council can influence individuals and groups to address persistent issues including youth... unemployment, chronic health problems, and unsustainable water use.
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Getting the most out of your sustainability program

– Sustainability initiatives won’t create lasting value if they’re poorly managed. Here are four lessons from companies... that are doing it right.
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E before I: Why engagement needs to come first in planning infrastructure

– Consulting stakeholders before digging makes for better, cheaper projects.
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Improving disaster recovery

– When natural disasters strike, governments step up. Here’s how they can improve the odds of a successful long-term recovery.
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Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great

– Effective urban leaders focus on doing three things well.
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Gaining strength through philanthropy: How emerging-market families can make a difference

– In this article, we discuss trends in philanthropy in emerging markets and offer five strategic questions for families looking... to improve their chances of making a difference.
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From liability to opportunity: How to build food security and nourish growth

– How can public institutions, development agencies, investors, researchers, and producers work together to build a food sector... that propels economic growth, meets demand, and helps to maintain social stability?
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What social-sector leaders need to succeed

– Chronic underinvestment is placing increasing demands on social-sector leaders. New research suggests ways they can meet the leadership... challenge.
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Bringing discipline to your sustainability initiatives

– Many companies have more sustainability initiatives than they can possibly manage. Here’s how to get them under control.
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The future of textbooks

– Higher-education publishers face a growing threat from the rental-textbook market. Publishers can meet this challenge by shifting... their emphasis from print to digital.
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Creating partnerships for sustainability

– Companies are increasingly expected to join with other organizations—both public and private—to address social and... environmental problems. Here are seven ways to make such alliances successful.

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