An article in yesterday’s Washington Times addresses the role of philanthropy in spurring economic growth in developing countries as government aid lessens due to the financial crisis. The article covers the Forum on Philanthropic Giving and U.S. Foreign Policy that was organized by the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington last week. It quotes our CEO & President, Jane Wales, on the potential impact of the spread of information technology on the world’s poor:
“[M]any of the problems we face, and many of their solutions, will lie in the individual choices made by millions, hundreds of millions, of individuals; and … informing those choices could be the most important thing that we do.”
Read the full transcript from the forum here.