Philanthropy’s role in advancing sustainable development attracts a lot of attention.
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.
The report examines philanthropic resource flows for development purposes, as well
as foundations’ priorities, practices and partnering behaviours. It presents fresh
perspectives and action-oriented recommendations to optimise philanthropy’s role in
support of sustainable development.
This report offers practical insights for government policy makers and decision makers
in civil society organisations, social enterprises and foundations. It results from
close co-operation between the OECD Development Centre’s Network of Foundations Working
for Development (netFWD) and the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate.
Published on March 23, 2018Also available in: French