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Barbara Ibrahim

Opinion Barbara Ibrahim 14 July 2018

Arab philanthropy is held back by caution and a lack of vision

I read Nora Murad’s provocative response to Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace’s (PSJP’s) report on philanthropy in the Arab world during the month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims the world over make their most significant charitable contributions. …

Analysis Mark Freeman, Cale Salih, Barbara Ibrahim and Hilary Pennington 17 February 2015

What can philanthropy do for Syria?

The war in Syria is now in its fourth year. It has cost over 200,000 lives, put 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside the country (USAID) and displaced 10 million, more than …

Special feature Mark Freeman, Barbara Ibrahim and Hilary Pennington 1 December 2014

Transitions: an opportunity like no other

Following the January 2011 revolt in Tunisia against the regime of President Ben Ali, the country’s transition leaders adopted an open-door approach to foreign aid. An avalanche of mostly uncoordinated aid followed. Donors – private …

Special feature Mark Freeman, Barbara Ibrahim and Hilary Pennington 1 December 2014

Philanthropy and inclusive transitions

Barbara Ibrahim, Mark Freeman and Hilary Pennington report on highlights of an expert discussion about key ingredients for advancing inclusiveness in transitions. Those who work on transitions are often asked if they can point to …

Special feature Mark Freeman, Barbara Ibrahim and Hilary Pennington 1 December 2014

Philanthropy in transitions: concluding reflections

Few professional sectors are better suited to support transitions than private philanthropy. Bilateral and multilateral aid agencies often operate on fixed, multi-year budget cycles and may require legally complex consultations with public officials or parliaments …