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My annual letter: accelerating impact through measurement

1 Bill Gates 30 January 2013

Today I’ll be sending out my annual letter. It’s the fifth one I’ve written and I look forward to sharing what we’ve learned in our work at the foundation and how that learning will be …

A better future for aid? A resolution for 2013

Muna Wehbe 2 January 2013

With the ringing in of each new year, a litany of resolutions quickly follows: to be healthier, more thoughtful, more efficient. In 2013, this is especially crucial in the development community, for this is the …

Hunger diminishes but inequality remains, while governments support big producers at expense of small farmers

Alliance magazine 27 November 2012

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that has made most progress in the reduction of hunger over the last 20 years, according to a new report from the UN Organization for Food and …

AGN Assembly Day One: Graça Machel sets out agenda

1 Colleen du Toit 1 November 2012

The opening plenary session set a challenging tone for the Second Biennial African Grantmakers Network Assembly, held 29 October to 2 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. An innovation in the opening session was a ‘Why …

Business and foundations ‘crucial’ to drawing up of post-MDG development agenda

Alliance magazine 3 August 2012

A new briefing from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has highlighted the role businesses operating in developing countries could play in poverty reduction. Private Foundations, Business and Developing a Post-2015 Framework calls for the …