Reports

Our team curates the latest data and research on philanthropy and development in Africa as well as best practices and trends in nonprofit management.

Understanding & Sharing What Works: The State of Foundation Practice

This report is accompanied by a series of in-depth profiles, authored by Lowell Weiss of Cascade Philanthropy Advisors, to further examine what foundations are doing to understand and share their work.

The profiled funders include Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Weingart Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, and Impetus-PEF. The data in this report, along with the insights in the profiles, can help foundation leaders determine the best methods for learning from their work and deciding what to be open about.

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African Development Bank, Big Win Philanthropy, Dangote Foundation launch ambitious plan to improve child nutrition, fight stunting

Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025.

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Nestle for Healthier Kids

Today, more than 2 billion people in the world are overweight or obese, and 800 million are undernourished.

Nestlé’s global initiative launched in May 2018 federates all their efforts to support parents and caregivers on their journey to raise healthier kids. From leading research to product development, from education to innovative nutrition and lifestyle services, their ambition is to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Strengthening Grantees: Foundation and Nonprofit Perspectives

This report provides a comprehensive examination of foundations’ efforts to strengthen grantee organizations, leaders, and networks. It examines how foundations can be more strategic in supporting their grantees.

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2018 Goalkeepers Report

The Goalkeepers Report is published every year and charts the progress toward the Global Goals. This year’s Goalkeepers report looks at what it will take in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunity to position Africa’s booming youth population to transform the continent.

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The State of Global Giving by US Foundations

The State of Global Grantmaking Giving by U.S. Foundations is the latest report in a decades-long collaboration between Foundation Center and The Council on Foundations. The analysis reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29% from 2011 to 2015, reaching an all-time high of $9.3 billion in 2015.

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Youth Unstuck: Innovations for Youth Livelihoods and Leadership

This report by the Mastercard Foundation and Ashoka focuses on the approaches of leading social innovators and entrepreneurs who are leading the way to create systemic change in the field of youth livelihoods, as well as individuals who are leading in existing institutions tackling complex challenges and changing patterns across society.

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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. According to the report, the African region benefits the most from global philanthropy.

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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.

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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.

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The Power of Advocacy Report 2018

Published by Philanthropy Australia, the Power of Advocacy Report argues that philanthropy should also be in the business of funding policy advocacy to help address the root causes of social problems – a path to creating lasting systems change. The report also clears up some common misconceptions about the role of philanthropy in politics and policy advocacy for those interested in supporting causes in this area.

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The Global Landscape of Philanthropy 2018

Published by WINGS, this report looks at the various forms of individual giving to the growing importance of community philanthropy and structured, institutional giving. It raises some important questions and issues – from “technology and shrinking civic space to power dynamics within philanthropy practice and concepts, to the evolving role and form of philanthropy infrastructure.”

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