Understanding the Global South: Key philanthropic trends, challenges and opportunities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Understanding the Global South: Key philanthropic trends, challenges and opportunities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America focuses on how funder networks can engage Global South funders and contains insights and a detailed annex that speak more broadly to the context of philanthropy in the three regions, detrimental practices of Global North philanthropy as a whole, and recommendations for better North-South partnerships within philanthropy.

International Education Funders Group

Earlier this year, the IEFG and the Elevate Children Funders Group commissioned the Indian research consultancy Sattva to help us understand how we might better include Global South funders in our respective networks. In addition to developing recommendations for our work, we also asked Sattva to create a more public resource that would to enable philanthropists to:

    • Challenge their own current practices and beliefs about the Global South.
    • Play a more active role in the momentum towards the shifting power dynamics between Global North and Global South.
    • Influence and adopt improved approaches towards philanthropy in the Global South.

IEFG and ECFG were delighted to support the development of this report, as a resource for the broader philanthropic community.