Influence Policy Change

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Summary

Government support is often considered the Holy Grail for social-sector initiatives. Changing government policies can unlock public funding streams or alter regulations that then enable scaling of effective programs and interventions.

Empowering Movements for Global Education Reform
Wendy Kopp, Teach For All
Teach for All aims to develop a sufficiently large number of local, regional, and national leaders that will push for education reform.

Transformative Scale Means “Crowding In”
Susan Davis, BRAC USA
BRAC's concerted advocacy work and talent and policy development efforts have significantly influenced the education system in Bangladesh, as seen in its founding of the Institute for Education Development to incubate new ideas and educational policies to strengthen government and private schools.

Transformative Scale: The Future of Scaling What Works
Jeff Bradach and Abe Grindle, The Bridgespan Group
Recognizing the importance of policy change, Nurse-Family Partnership supported efforts that unlocked $1.5 billion of government funds over five years to expand and improve state-administered home visitation for expectant and new mothers.

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