They are an independent philanthropic organisation, headquartered in London with offices in Nairobi and New Delhi. They work with a wide range of partners seeking to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries.
This involves supporting bold ideas to seemingly intractable challenges for children. They know that the returns on smart investments in children’s early development are very high. So they aim to play a catalytic role as a funder and influencer to deliver urgent and lasting change at scale.
Areas of work include children and mothers’ health and nutrition, children’s education and welfare, and smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.
They place significant emphasis on quality data and evidence. For most of their grants, they work with partners to measure and evaluate progress to achieve large scale and sustainable impact. They are committed to sharing as much information as possible about what they and their partners are learning. Contributing to the global knowledge bank will help all of us speed up the transformational change required so that every child survives and thrives.
As a funding organisation, their approach is rooted in partnership. Programmes are designed to build on ideas and leadership on the ground, seeking to add value with funding, expertise and a distinctive evidence-based approach. The ability to take risks means they can approach seemingly intractable challenges with support for bold ideas. Close monitoring of interim results enables us to learn fast and to adapt with partners as we work together.
Their team combines a powerful mix of ambition, expertise and experience drawn from a range of backgrounds including business, finance, development, government, media, law, charity and academia
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