PDF- 2008 Report – This summary captures the key findings from a larger report that examines a sampling of grants from 2001 to 2005 to support health, basic education, and comprehensive programs for children and youth in ten countries in Southern Africa.
There are many funders in the United States, Europe, and South Africa who are supporting health and basic education programs targeted to children and youth who are not included in the sample of grants analyzed in this report. In addition, the report does not include donors funding such as development assistance from governments and multi-lateral aid. Therefore, it is not possible to say if the areas that were not supported by the funders included in this study were supported by other funders and donors not included in this study.
Nonetheless, this study provides information that is not readily available from other sources, and the mostly US funders included represent a signifi cant part of the larger donor and philanthropic community supporting health and basic education programs in Southern Africa to improve the lives of children and youth. In conducting this study, we hope to draw attention to the needs of children and youth, and how funders are working in partnership with local, national, and global initiatives to improve access to adequate health care and basic education.