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Venture philanthropy in Development: dynamics, challenges and lessons in the search for greater impact

The study is a first step towards offering an in-depth insight on how foundations working for development are evolving in their search for greater impact. It gives insights into an innovative and cutting-edge development theme, which is becoming pivotal in the Post-2015 context and in discussions on financing for development. Its potential also lies in helping bridge the knowledge and cultural gap between foundations...

Search for impact takes centre stage for foundations, says new OECD netFWD report

The face of philanthropy is changing. In their efforts to achieve greater impact and higher social returns on their investments, foundations are adopting practices more commonly associated with commercial enterprise and venture capital, according to the OECD netFWD Venture Philanthropy in Development study. Go to Source No tags for this post....

eGovernment for iReputation

Warren Buffet once said “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” A positive international reputation, or the way I like to call it – “iReputation” – is something every person, company, organization, or country is looking for. Considerable amounts of money are being spent on building international reputation, especially by countries. Some are investing their...

Crowdsourcing Feedback to Improve Healthcare Systems

Co-authored by: Yvonne Nkrumah and Julia Mensah (WBIHS) “Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable” These words by renowned American writer, Joseph Wood Krutch, are true today as they were more than 40 years ago. From communities in Bangalore, India to Soroti, Uganda, citizens—even in rural communities—are leveraging the power of technology to...

What’s the implication of 3D printers for the World Bank’s mission?

What is the implication of 3D printers on the World Bank’s mission of poverty reduction and boosting of shared prosperity? While figuring out the specifics is likely impossible, we do have a few hints at the possibilities. 3D Printer + Internet = Inclusive Education The internet search engines we use almost...

Why financial inclusion matters

Type “Banks are___” into Google and one of the first autocomplete suggestions is “Banks are evil.” So why are global leaders trying to connect the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to a savings account or other financial services to the formal banking system? “Financial inclusion” might sound like a fancy name for a ploy by banks and credit card companies to get more clients. But it’s...

Tackling youth unemployment – whose job is it?

Many voices are calling for public-private partnerships to address the growing youth unemployment crisis, but to judge by action and results, the business world is waiting for someone else to step up to the plate. It’s clear that corporate leaders are concerned. Unemployment and underemployment–especially among young people–ranked second on a list of top 10 global risks in the World Economic...