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Decolonising the evidence for food systems

Lauren Baker 12 September 2022

The reasons for the breakdown of our food systems are complex and interlinked. Though exacerbated by present day conflicts, the current global food crisis is a product of how our food and agriculture systems have …

Policy matters because people matter: Advocacy to amplify survivor voices to end sexual violence

7 Janet Jensen 9 September 2022

Prostitution is violence against people. There, I said it. One quick internet search to try and back up that statement renders opinions from all over the map. Words like criminalization, full and partial decriminalization, Equality …

Report: HSDT releases timely ‘Increasing Impact in International Development’

Alliance magazine 6 September 2022

‘Efforts to bring successful results to scale have, for the most part, fallen on stony ground. Rather than consolidating gains and developing assets further, donors shift from one ‘magic solution’ to another with no reliable …

The end of condescension: the central issues around decolonising philanthropy

Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Features editor Andrew Milner outlines some of the central issues that need addressing for ‘decolonising philanthropy’ to have real meaning The word ‘decolonisation’ was apparently first coined by German economist Moritz Julius Bonn in the …

In Profile: Decolonising Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Below is a snapshot of some of the organisations globally which are working to provide a practical context to decolonising philanthropy.   Founded by Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous wisdom to heal divides …

Peer Dialogue: Stepping into a new kind of power

Shonali Banerjee, Urvi Shriram and Edgar Villanueva 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Renowned author, philanthropy expert and principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital, Edgar Villanueva explains to guest editors Shonali Banerjee and Urvi Shriram* why truth, reconciliation and repair are key concepts in decolonising philanthropy …

An end to aid failure

Barry Knight 6 September 2022

Despite manifest failures and repeated criticisms, the machinery of international development remains substantially unchanged. It’s time for a radical overhaul A recently-launched study demonstrates overwhelming support for root and branch reform of international development. The …

Is philanthropy ready to embrace intelligent faliure?

Marie-Luce Claes and Sarah Greenfield 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

To mark the publication of our special feature on learning from failure in the June 2022 issue, Alliance hosted an event at the 2022 AVPN conference in Bali, Indonesia.  ‘Very interesting testimony from the speakers. Thank …

Trust-based philanthropy is a solution not a myth

Devon Kearney, Gary Shearer, Jo Davies and Steve Francis 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

One of the most heated debates so far this year came in response to criticism of trust-based philanthropy by Jacobs Foundation CEO Simon Sommer and a piece by Charles Keidan exploring the merits of Sommer’s …

Beware the pitfalls of playing a blame game

Charles Keidan 6 September 2022

As philanthropists gain greater visibility, a wider philanthropic ecosystem is evolving to develop their practice and represent their interests. No doubt a major driver of this trend is a surge of wealth creation – and …