Our team curates the latest data and research reports on global philanthropy as well as best practices in African philanthropy and development.

The 2019 Africa SDG Index & Dashboard Reports

The 2019 Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report is a call for action not only to meet the SDGs but also to ensure timely and high-quality data on SDG indicators. The report focuses on the efforts that African governments are taking to incorporate the SDGs into their national strategies, budgets, public engagements, and coordination among branches of government. Governments have a unique and central role to play in achieving the UN’s Agenda 2030 as well as Africa’s own Agenda 2063, which will continue beyond the SDG timeline. While good governance is a Sustainable Development Goal in its own right (SDG 16), the active role of government is instrumental to every other SDG as well.

The Transformation Agenda of the World Health Organization secretariat in the African region 2015–2020: Taking stock consolidating and stepping up

It has now been four years since I launched the Transformation Agenda of the WHO Secretariat in the African Region. The Transformation Agenda seeks to make the WHO Secretariat in the African Region more responsive, effective, efficient and accountable in providing the best possible support to Member States. It has served as a programme for accelerating the implementation of WHO reform in the African Region, and has also served to inform the efforts by the WHO Director-General to transform WHO, at the global level, into an organization that is better equipped to deliver improvements in health to the world’s citizens.


Check out some of our own knowledge contributions in the following reports:

2019 Global NGO Technology Report

The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report provides 100+ technology benchmarks for NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide. The data reveals how organizations use web and email communications, online fundraising, social media, productivity software, and emerging technology. This year, the result is based on survey results of 5,721 organisations from 160 countries in six regions; Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, The United States and Canada.


2018 Global NGO Technology Report

The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report published by Nonprofit Tech for Good
and sponsored by Public Interest Registry studies how NGOs worldwide use web and email communications, online fundraising tools, social media, mobile technology, and data management and security software. This year, the report is based upon the survey results of 5,352 NGOs from 164 countries.


2018 Global Trends in Giving Report

The Global Trends in Giving Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. The report summarizes donor data across six continents about giving and examines the impact of gender, generation, ideology, religion, and donor size on giving and volunteerism.


The Global Philanthropy Report: Perspectives on the global foundation sector

“The Global Philanthropy Report: Perspectives on the global foundation sector” is the most comprehensive analysis to date of global philanthropic practices and trends. The report was authored by researchers at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and funded by UBS.


Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development 2019

No single source of financing is enough to deliver the 2030 Agenda. But deliberate action by governments and private stakeholders can help maximise their synergies, support national and regional strategies efficiently, and amplify the positive outcomes on people’s well-being. This report takes a fresh look at the inter-linkages between sustainable development finance and policy, revealing that many paradoxes and inconsistencies exist. 


OECD Report on Philanthropy for Development

This report calls into question long-held assumptions about the volume, nature, and potential of foundations’ engagement in developing countries, and the role they can play to support the SDGs. It presents ground-breaking data and analysis that capture previously non-existent global and comparable quantitative and qualitative data on how foundations support development.