American Philanthropic Foundations: Emerging Actors of Globalization and Pillars of the TransAtlantic Dialog

published in July 2006
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A recent study by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Agence Française de Développement, undertaken in partnership with the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po) of Paris, illustrates the increase in power of American philanthropic foundations in discussions dealing with globalization, in particular financing for development and Global Public Goods. Despite real convergence with development donors, American foundations are appearing on the international development cooperation scene as independent actors, relatively invulnerable to factors that determine the developmental aid policies of the main contributing countries of the OECD. (...)

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