African Philanthropy

The rise of Africa’s wealthy class, and the greater capacity of some governments to drive growth and development independently, is giving Africans more say over the type of programmes they want funded

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Increasingly influential givers are urging less dependency on foreign aid

Advisers help promote focus on outcomes and value for money

Rising global interest in the continent’s artworks coincides with a surge of investment from homegrown wealth

The Sudanese-born philanthropist talks about his focus on good governance

Rigorous evaluations such as randomised controlled trials are worth the cost

An organisation in Ghana is working with a UK charity to help marginalised and vulnerable women and girls

From famine relief to skills training and school bursaries, these are some of the entrepreneurs putting their money to work

Local organisations bring valuable insights and perspective for donors