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Three Reasons to be Optimistic about Early Care and Education

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“Where do we even start?”

“How can we expand access when we don’t have good quality?”

“How do we build a skilled workforce when we can’t pay them what they deserve?”

“How do we reach the informal providers who are caring for half of our community’s children?”

What Is the Difference Between Research and Evaluation?

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What images come to mind when you hear the word evaluation? A teacher grading an exam? A dashboard or scorecard with outcomes highlighted in green, yellow, or red to show progress? A logic model mapping a program intervention to its intended outcomes? When asked about evaluation, fewer people tend to conjure images of a room full of people reflecting on and discussing data together. Or think of evaluation spurring an energizing collaborative conversation to visualize what a program hopes to achieve, and the assumptions and external factors that can help or hinder success.

Insurance, Social Impact, and Profit

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When you think about insurance companies, do you think about social impact? It’s likely not the first thing that comes to mind, but FSG client Skandia has realized the significant impact they can create by helping prevent risks rather than just insuring against them.

Through active risk prevention, insurance companies can not only improve lives and potentially make whole nations more resilient, but they actually increase their company’s competitive advantage. In other words, they apply the concept of shared value.

Just Add Water—Cooking Up Successful Corporate-NGO Partnerships

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What do you get when you combine a quarter cup of water with table salt and a zap from a car battery? Enough chlorine to purify 200 liters of drinking water.

Corporations Can Accelerate Solutions to the Worldwide Refugee Crisis

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The current volume of worldwide refugees is staggering—20 million people are categorized as refugees out of 60 million displaced from their homes according to the United Nations Human Rights Council—and the pace of this overall crisis has greatly increased since the beginning of the Syrian conflict. What Frontex classifies as ‘illegal border crossings’ have shot up six-fold in 2015 versus 2014 to the EU alone, even twelve-fold in the Q4 comparison.

New Report Aims to Help Healthcare Sector Address Inequalities in Access to Specialty Care

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and FSG are calling on the healthcare sector to address inequity in a new resource--Breaking the Barriers to Specialty Care: Practical Ideas to Improve Health Equity and Reduce Cost

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