Philanthropy in Africa and the future of EU’s development policies : useful synergies?
Title: Philanthropy in Africa and the future of EU’s development policies : useful synergies?
Author: HELLY, Damien
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS PP; 2013/05; Global Governance Programme
Three archetypical forms of philanthropy in a rapidly transforming Africa should be distinguished: foreign philanthropies operating in Africa, Africa-born philanthropy on the model of Western organisations and numerous African redistribution practices expressing a variety of societal features of giving. This diversity will most probably play a substantial role in reshaping development policies, debates and concepts on the continent in the years to come. The question therefore is to what extent will philanthropy be a game changer in European development policies in Africa. In that respect, it could be useful for development-policy makers in the EU to 1) monitor and understand current trends in the philanthropic community in Africa in the view to 2) identifying areas of common interest and action.
Subject: Philanthropy; Africa; EU; Development
Type of Access: openAccess