Potential and Prospects for Philanthropy in Implementing Post-2015 Development Goals

Publication | May 2015

This paper outlines the changing profile of philanthropists and developments in philanthropic practice, and suggests how philanthropy can be harnessed for sustainable development beyond 2015.

Along with governments, businesses, and civil society, philanthropists have contributed their time and money toward the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As the world moves toward the expiry of the MDG and toward Sustainable Development Goals, it is timely to take stock of the developments in philanthropy and consider how philanthropy can continue to contribute to the quest for sustainable development.


  • Figures and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Philanthropy Defined
  • The Philanthropic Ecosystem
  • Methodological Challenges of Philanthropy Research
  • Giving and Givers
  • Implementers
  • Connectors and Networks
  • Recommendations
  • The Future of Philanthropy
  • References 

Additional Details

  • Poverty
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • WPS157232-2


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