How do philanthropic donors engage with governments?

As part of the OTT series on Political philanthropy, this review and its accompanying briefing shares perspectives on engaging with governments in the Global South, focusing on economic advisory work. 

This review, and its accompanying briefing, present insights on what makes for effective engagement with governments on the part of philanthropic donors, specifically in the economic advisory realm. Based on the literature review and key informant interviews, it highlights some forms that these engagements take in the context of philanthropic efforts, drawing out the hallmarks of effective engagement. It then proposes strategies for philanthropic organisations that are considering meaningful government engagement. Overall, it draws attention to the crucial role philanthropic organisations can play in shaping policies and fostering sustainable development through strategic government engagement.

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