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Zambia’s New National Development Plan: Embracing SDGs and New Ways of Working


Zambia has recently completed development of its next medium-term national development plan – the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). The development of this inter-sectoral, results based plan provides an opportunity for foundations and philanthropic organizations to place a strong focus on addressing these concerns in their programming and funding.

Three organizations receive awards to improve access to safe water in Ghana


Three social innovators – Saha Global, TREND and CONIWAS – have received grant awards totalling US$ 112,000 to implement initiatives that boost access to universal safe and affordable water in Ghana. The SDG Philanthropy Platform will  work with the grant winners to develop monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and reporting.

Student Debt in the USA: How can philanthropy help?


In recent years, student debt has been a rising concern in the United States. New research from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the TIAA Institute presents a new way to think about student debt and philanthropy’s role in postsecondary education funding. Indeed,  access to education is vital to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Social Investment as Vehicle to Achieve SDGs: Examples from AVPN’s Social Investment Landscape in Asia


Following the recent Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Conference in Bangkok, the largest gathering of social investors in Asia, AVPN launches its latest research The Social Investment Landscape in Asia. The ground-breaking report serves as a guide for social investors to maximize their impact whether they are philanthropists, impact investors, or corporations engaged in CSR.

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