International/Foreign Affairs

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Released: 10/2015

A report from the World Bank estimates that the percentage of people living in extreme poverty around the globe will fall below 10 percent by the end of 2015. The report, Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Progress and Policies, projects that the number of people living below an updated international poverty line of $1.90 a day will have fallen from 902 million, or 12.8 percent of the global population, in 2012 to 702 million, or 9.6 percent, this year.

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Released: 07/2015

Advancing Human Rights explores grantmaking by issue, population, and regional focus. The 2015 edition of Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking analyzes $1.8 billion granted by 774 foundations in support of nearly 11,000 organizations worldwide.

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Released: 01/2015

Sanitation is one of the most critical issues that developing countries face. In this SSIR article, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares its findings and that in order to be effective, the work of philanthropy should not just be innovative but also cumulative.

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Released: 12/2014

This research brief by The Foundation Center provides a glimpse at funding by U.S. foundations for Latin America between 2010 and 2012, with a special focus on Central America.

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Released: 10/2014

On September 5, 2014, The Center hosted Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, for a conversation on global health and philanthropy. Global Health Corps is an organization that mobilizes a global community of young leaders to build the movement for health equity by placing hundreds of young leaders from sixteen countries to work with non-profit and government health organizations like Partners In Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, and the United States.

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Released: 11/2013

United States International Grantmaking (USIG) is a project of the Council on Foundations in partnership with the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law. The USIG project facilitates effective and responsible international grantmaking by U.S. foundations.

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Released: 07/2013

In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation funded an independent evaluation, conducted by Arabella Advisors, of 12 years of program-related investments (PRIs) made both domestically and internationally.

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Released: 01/2011

A case study from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Lessons from the Field: From Understanding to Impact, provides an in-depth look at how three foundations cultivate an understanding of their fields and then turn that understanding into more effective grantmaking.

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Released: 07/2013

This report shows how the practice of community philanthropy builds local assets, capacity, and trust - and why it matters.

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