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Extending access to education for girls in developing countries

Malala Yousafzai’s campaign for girls’ right to education has attracted global support and won her recognition as the youngest-ever Nobel laureate.


Andres Cadena

Director, Bogotá
Champions Latin America’s economic development and applies his financial and strategic expertise in his work with the region’s public and private...

Michael Conway

Director, Philadelphia
Helps public health organizations and bio-pharmaceutical businesses address strategic, organization, and operations challenges

Norbert Dorr

Director, Johannesburg
Serves a range of industries in both the public, private, and social sectors in sub-Saharan Africa

Mona Mourshed

Supports school systems, vocational programs, universities, and education-to-employment programs around the world

Adam Sabow

Director, Chicago
Works with pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, global health institutions, and not for profits to support commercial and operational...

Lynn Taliento

Principal, Washington, D.C.
Helping private foundations, corporations, development agencies, and public-private partnerships tackle the world’s most challenging problems...

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Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool

The Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool is a free online tool that helps non-profits assess their operational capacity and identify strengths and areas for improvement.
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Eradicating polio in Nigeria

– The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges.


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