Converging Priorities: Toward a Coherent Foundation Strategy. A Report of a Meeting Convened by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the United Nations FoundationDownload
This meeting report asks a series of questions: How can the international community more effectively help states recover from the ravages of war and civil strife and avoid the anarchy leading to a social and political vacuum that invites more bloodshed, serves as a breeding ground for terrorism, drug trafficking and crime, and threatens neighbors, regions and the world? And what possible role can U.S. philanthropy play in helping international agencies address the many challenges confronting states at risk and bring failed states back from the abyss? Those questions were the impetus for a February 11, 2004, meeting, Supporting Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Maximizing Donor Effectiveness, which brought foundation leaders and academics together with representatives of U.S., European and UN agencies directly involved in the arduous work of reconstructing failed states. The conference, held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., was convened by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the United Nations Foundation to consider how U.S. foundations can best lend their expertise and limited resources to addressing the urgent problems posed by failed or failing states.
Citation: Connell, Christopher, Converging Priorities: Toward a Coherent Foundation Strategy. A Report of a Meeting Convened by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the United Nations Foundation (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2004)
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