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Education Reimagined: Leadership for a new era

This WISE ALL-IN special publication bears witness to the critical role of leadership in promoting and enabling student and system-deep learning. The collection reveals the centrality of education leadership in…
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Locally Driven Development

Locally led development is a complex process that the development community, in the United States and around the world, has spent several decades trying to get right. Yet, despite all…
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Valuing local knowledge and solutions for SDG progress

In this sixteenth interview of the “17 Rooms” podcast, Jamie Drummond and Kennedy Odede discuss shifts in power, process, and funding to uplift proximate leaders and value local knowledge and…
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Four radical shifts towards decolonising aid

Two 5am starts followed by 16 hours of screen time. Yet by the end of the 2021 Humanitarian Leadership Conference, ‘energised’ was the word I used to sum up my…
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Localisation and local humanitarian action

The theme of this edition of Humanitarian Exchange is localisation and local humanitarian action. Five years ago this week, donors, United Nations (UN) agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the International Committee…
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Time to Decolonise Aid

In November 2020, Peace Direct, Adeso, the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security held a three-day online consultation with 158 activists, decisionmakers, academics, journalists and…
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Nurturing African Leadership

Africa is very rich in natural resources and has the youngest population of any continent. If we can make the most of this abundance, we can create shared prosperity on…
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Trusting Community-based Learning Ecosystems

European School of Governance, position paper #25 by Louis Klein | Community-based learning ecosystems lie at the very heart of our understanding of the world, of its being and of…
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Apartheid in the World Bank and the IMF

Most people assume that inequality between the global South and the global North (the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia) has been declining over the past few decades.…

Racial Equity and Philanthropy

For more than a decade Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison have been working to mobilize Black women to improve their health one step at a time, literally. In 2010 the…
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Toward a new gospel of wealth

As I begin my third year at the Ford Foundation’s helm, I am reminded of how privileged I am—and we all are—to serve this institution. For my colleagues and me,…