The guest editor for this Alliance special feature is Tim Ogden.
In an era of severely constrained resources, it may become increasingly necessary for funders to make often painful ‘either/or’ choices. This issue of Alliance focuses on five areas where philanthropy faces difficult choices. These are climate change, donor intent, global health, evaluation and education.
In each case, two writers each present a different perspective. On climate change, for example, George Polk argues that philanthropy should focus on supporting advocacy while Peter Heller argues the case for ‘direct action’ to kickstart development of renewable energies.
We would love to have feedback from Alliance readers on these five ‘difficult choices’, so please let us know what you think. We look forward to publishing your comments.
The March issue of Alliance also includes short reports from Brazil, Russia, India, Africa and the Middle East on how the global financial crisis is playing out there, and the usual range of news, opinion columns, articles and book reviews.