Save the Children UK's evolving partnership strategy

Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi: Global development problems require a range of actors

It’s not always been an easy shift, but as part of a multi-year strategy, Save the Children U.K. has placed partnerships — particularly those with the private sector — front and center.

The shift came after an acknowledgement that “no one actor can solve today’s development challenges,” Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi, Save the Children U.K.’s director of program policy and quality, said in a video interview with Devex Impact.

As part of the strategy, the organization began to ask its private sector partners to do more than just write a check.

Watch the above clip for more insights from Owusu-Gyamfi, including how Save the Children U.K. pushed its private sector partners to look at where their core business could contribute to helping fight poverty.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.

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