Does the Gates Foundation do more harm than good? | Africa is a Country

The contradictions of modern billionaire philanthropy–a mostly US phenomenon–affect the work of the philanthropy and raise the question of whether the funder’s engagement in and approach to the making of public good is not jeopardising the value of that good. The link is to a fair review by Caitlin Chandler of the recent work by LInsey McGoey, No such thing as a free gift: the Gates Foundation and the price of philanthropy (Verso, 2015).

In July 2010, I attended the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria. Representatives of the Gates Foundation’s HIV team set-up shop inside the venue with a private conference room. For th…

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