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Sustainable Development Goals

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

Delphine Moralis 24 March 2021

Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ‘progress has gone backwards on every key measure of childhood’ according to a report published earlier this month by UNICEF. As …


Today’s conservation challenges are bigger than any one solution – or funder

Chuck Cooper 17 March 2021

The world is experiencing two closely related crises that threaten our way of life: the climate and biodiversity crises. The immense scope and complexity of these challenges require innovation, multi-sector collaboration, and funding at an …


Harnessing the power of philanthropy to support mental health during Covid-19

Byron Bitanihirwe 12 March 2021

As the nature of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, a number of socio-economic and public health vulnerabilities have been exposed. These vulnerabilities range from student equity and job uncertainty to overwhelmed healthcare systems – …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …

Business of Philanthropy: Word Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab

Alliance magazine 13 February 2021

In the latest episode of The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman …

New report outlines need for investment in menstrual health and hygiene

Alliance magazine 4 February 2021

In a new report, leading global health organisations have unveiled an analysis outlining what donors, national governments, and the private sector need to invest to accelerate progress for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). The report, …

Can community engagement stimulate the creative economy and lift people out of poverty?

2 Abeer Al Fouti 28 January 2021

Today is Global Community Engagement day, a day when we shine a light on the power of individuals and organisations engaging with their community, working collaboratively to improve the health and well-being of society. Over …

Philanthropy must invest in tackling non-communicable diseases

Mukul Bhola 8 January 2021

‘We had to ask a trader going across the border to China to buy insulin. This was animal insulin, it was very hard to get and very expensive,’ shared Sai Sam Noon, a 49-year-old public …

Inequality and infections: philanthropy must be a catalyst for changing power imbalances

Elika Roohi 5 January 2021

When UCL Professor Sarah Hawkes founded Global Health 50/50, she and co-founder Kent Buse were interested in understanding how the global health system performed against its professed commitments to gender equity. Hawkes wasn’t surprised to …

Open Society Foundations urge reset of global health funding

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 8 December 2020

Health philanthropy leaders at the Open Society Foundations have called for a change of direction in global health funding which they say too often favours ‘private interests over public provision’. The Open Society Foundations’ Julia …