Pilotitis-riddled philanthropic sector 'interested always in social return'

Michael Anderson, chief executive of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. What does he think about global philanthropy and its future? Photo by: CIFF

His analysis is sharp and poignant.

“The philanthropic sector is riddled with pilotitis,” Michael Anderson said, also explaining that, “We’re not out to always get a return — but we’re interested always in social return.”

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    Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.