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"OECD netFWD is a fantastic global network of foundations working for development that very much aligns with our foundation’s interests and provides a unique access to the relevant stake-holders in this field."

Robert Bosch Foundation

“Jacobs Foundation has engaged with netFWD through the education working group and annual convening. Through these high-level meetings, netFWD provides a safe space to share best-practices, align strategies and find opportunities for deeper collaboration with peers."

Jacobs Foundation

"NetFWD is ensuring that the broader philanthropic sector has a place at the table when the international community meets to discuss development policy and practice.”

Latest news

2019 netFWD Gender policy note : Insights on Philanthropy for Gender Equality

2019 netFWD Education policy note :Quality Education for All: Lessons and Future Priorities





OECD Centre on Philanthropy

22 October 2010 : UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (Room IX) | Paving the way to quality education for all: What role for philanthropy?

12 November 2019: Paris, France, OECD | Education Working Group

15 January 2020: Paris, France, OECD | Gender Working Group 

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2019 netFWD Education policy note: "Quality Education for All: Lessons and Future Priorities"

2019 netFWD Health policy note: "Health and Philanthropy: Harnessing Novel Approaches for Improved Access to Quality Healthcare"

Private Philanthropy for Development (2018 publication): The report Private Philanthropy for Development offers analysis of activity-level and qualitative data from 140 foundations wordwide.

2017 netFWD study "Bringing Foundations and Governments Closer, Evidence From Kenya"

2017 netFWD study "Bringing Foundations and Governments Closer, Evidence From India".

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For the latest data and research on philanthropy,visit the OECD Centre on Philanthropy. The Centre brings together relevant efforts from existing research centres and projects, seeks to expand the OECD database, and provide research and analysis on global trends and impact of philanthropy for development in the context of the 2030 Agenda. 

Read the lastest report - India's Private Giving: Unpacking Domestic Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility



netFWD members are foundations working in a range of different fields related to development and operate all over the world.

Aga Khan Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland); Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh, Germany); Dutch Postcade Lottery (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Family Health International Foundation (Durham, USA); Fondation CHANEL (Paris, France); Franks Family Foundation (London, United Kingdom); Fondation Sanofi Espoir (Paris, France); Itaú Social Foundation (San Paulo, Brazil); Jacobs Foundation (Zürich, Switzerland); Johnson & Johnson (New Jersey, USA); Fondation L'Oréal (Paris, France); Learning Links Foundation (New Delhi, India); Novartis Foundation (Basel, Switzerland); Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart, Germany); Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (Cairo, Egypt); Syngenta Foundation (Basel, Switzerland); W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Battle Creek, USA); World Diabetes Foundation (Bagsværd, Denmark).

Read more about netFWD Members & Associates