I spoke at a dinner of the Board of the Childrens’ Investment Fund Foundation on Friday. Rather bravely, I thought, I opened by saying that I am not a great fan of philanthropic foundations. In my explanation, I touched on the role of evidence in scaling up, and the role of foundations such as CIFF. Here are my remarks.
Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and Google+View all posts by Owen Barder