At the beginning of the twenty-first century the flow of donations from philanthropists to developing countries was so small it did not warrant a separate entry in the statistics of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). By 2011 philanthropy had made its way into the official OECD figures as a separate item.
The total volume of philanthropic funding for development was $24 billion in 2013–2015. Philanthropy is now the third biggest provider of health funding in developing countries. And philanthropists have proved a good deal more prescient and agile in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic than have many governments.
But is philanthropy good for international development? Paul Vallely, author of the highly-acclaimed Philanthropy – from Aristotle to Zuckerberg, introduces his new book followed by a discussion with Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of Save the Children UK, and Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
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