“The key opportunity for the bottom billion is not that these people are consumers, it's that they're producers! Astoundingly unproductive producers ... and that's the opportunity and the challenge.”
A transparency revolution requires three things: first, making data available; second, making that data user-friendly; and third, making sure it can be used effectively.
Bill Gates and Bono joined approximately 150 billionaires, near-billionaires, philanthropists and leading social entrepreneurs, as well as two Nobel Peace Prize winners, all of whom spent the day sharing ideas and seeking solutions to extreme poverty.
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Secretary-General ban Ki-moon today appealed to philanthropists to “make a smart investment in the world’s future” by joining the United Nations in accelerating the fight against five of the most deadly infectious diseases which kill millions of people every year.
The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda today released their report that outlines their recommendations for the next set of Post 2015 Development Goals. Report aims to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with a view to ending poverty.
Let's put the "venture" back into venture philanthropy. Let's deploy philanthropy more where its greatest comparative advantage lies - in tolerating the highest risks where the stakes are great. The world has never needed it more.
One of the challenges we face at the Gates Foundation is that we’re headquartered in Seattle and the people we’re working for live thousands of miles away. That’s why partnership is so critical to our success. Not only do we not have the resources to make big changes on our own, we don’t have the proximity to the ground to take note of the nuances that are the difference between success and failure.
Women deliver enormous social and economic benefits to their families, communities and nations. Investing to improve maternal health and save women’s lives is not only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do. This has been the Women Deliver key message since the beginning: Invest in girls and women. It pays.
PSI’s team of technical experts, in consultation with health practitioners around the globe, have developed five simple ideas to deliver better health for girls and women, quickly and affordably. Lifesaving solutions to some of the most challenging health problems for girls and women already exist. But often, finding sustainable, cost-effective ways to deliver them poses a major barrier. Here are five Bright Idea Pilots that are ready today.
In the previous issue of Impact, we examined the new era of philanthropy and giving to global health. In this issue, produced in partnership with Women Deliver and the Skoll Foundation, we focus on one of the most effective ways to lift families, communities and countries: investment in the health and rights of girls and women.