Alliance magazine: Redefining development


Alliance magazine

Jay Naidoo

Jay Naidoo

The latest article published on the Alliance magazine website looks at development and the role foundations can play in redefining this.

In his article from the Alliance website, Jay Naidoo, Chairperson of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, asks how has the global development industry succeeded in reducing the impassioned fight for freedom and human dignity to a search for single-issue solutions, typically technology or market based, that can be packaged neatly into fundable projects?

Naidoo discusses what he sees as the fault lines in the modern system of development assistance and how foundations can focus their efforts to have maximum impact. He argues that the greatest opportunity for foundations operating in highly polarized societies is to create a sense of viable opportunity for individuals and society, looking at innovation, social connectedness and positive identities. From migrant workers in South Africa to women engaged in agriculture, Naidoo looks at the areas in which foundations can address social justice issues and connect boardrooms with those they may be able to benefit.

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This article takes a closer look at the questions raised in the June issue of Alliance magazine, which focused on opportunity, risk and global development. If you are not a subscriber, contact for more information on reading this issue.

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