Innovative Financing Mechanisms: Strategic Philanthropy and Impact Bonds

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
John Fairhurst

Executive Director, UBS Optimus Foundation

Debra Messing

Global Health Ambassador, Population Services International

Kate Roberts

Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy, and Co-Founder, Maverick Collective, Population Services International

The international development financing landscape is changing. Today, official development assistance now comprises only 2 percent of financing flows in the developing world. New approaches to financing are needed to address pressing development challenges, including persistent inequalities for women and girls. Drawing upon their respective experiences, Fairhurst, Roberts, and Messing discuss two promising financing mechanisms: strategic philanthropy and impact bonds.

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