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AVPN’s Climate Action Platform to move the needle ‘from intent to action’

Alliance magazine 15 July 2019

At its annual conference in Singapore last month, AVPN launched the Climate Action Platform to catalyse investment in climate change mitigation and adaptation. With the goal, according to a media release from AVPN, of ‘moving …


Breaking Boundaries: Coverage from the 2019 AVPN Annual Conference

Alliance magazine 9 July 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s AVPN Annaul Conference in Singapore. Now in its seventh year, the AVPN Conference brought together a diverse group of funders and resource providers …


Conference corner: Kevin Teo, AVPN

Alliance magazine 9 July 2019

At the 2019 AVPN Annual Conference, we spoke to Kevin TEO Chief Operating Officer AVPN, to capture his reflections. Now in its seventh year, the AVPN Conference brought together a diverse group of funders and resource …

Listening to the voice of the beneficiary

Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice …

Energy, curiosity and urgent questions on the AVPN agenda

Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of …

Informal giving in India barely benefitting formal social sector, study finds

Alliance magazine 9 July 2019

Indians gave $5.1 billion to charity in 2017 according to a report just published by Indian non-profit research organisation, Sattva. Only six per cent of this sum, according to Everyday Giving in India, went to …

First year results of World’s largest education Development Impact Bond released

Alliance magazine 8 July 2019

The coalition behind the world’s largest education development impact bond (DIB), reveals that year one education projects funded by the DIB in India, have helped to increase the overall number of children achieving basic education …

UK development sector backs India as the global home for impact investing

Alliance magazine 29 June 2019

India’s emergence as a dynamic hub for social enterprise and entrepreneurialism shows it is the best place in the world for impact investing, leading figures in business, government and philanthropy have said, as they gathered …

Brave new world

Liz Gillies 28 June 2019

One of the more contestable issues at the conference is the influence of the for-profit sector on the impact agenda. The Investing in Better Nutrition panel at the end of Day one openly canvassed corporate …

Privatizing failure, socializing success

Liz Gillies 27 June 2019

Day one of the 2019 AVPN Conference opened with a brilliant opening keynote from James Chen, Founder of Clearly, a global campaign which aims to bring clear vision to 2.5 billion people as quickly as …