Donors want evidence but they also claim to seek out risks. With those sometimes-conflicting goals, how can innovators, entrepreneurs and organizations view failure? Charlotte Watts, chief technology adviser at DfID offered some insight for global health projects during the 2016 Grand Challenges annual conference in London this week.

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  • Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a former U.K. correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.