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Compares the U.S. health system to those of twelve OECD countries based on measures of spending; physician supply and visits; utilization, supply, and prices of drugs and diagnostic imaging; and performance. Examines the causes of high U.S. spending.
Examines lessons from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's use of comparative effectiveness reviews and decision-making process on evidence-based standards, uptake of medical innovations, and investment for maximum health benefit.
New Philanthropy Capital;
In 2011, the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), and the City Bridge Trust ran a six-month pilot project to improve learning and knowledge-sharing among funders. This report presents an evaluation.
International Development Committee, House of Commons;
The House of Commons began an inquiry into the work of private foundations in July 2011. It decided to focus on foundations specifically, rather than wider philanthropic flows (e.g. corporate giving). Key issues that were explored included: the role of foundations in development; their relations with DFID and multilateral organisations, including the effectiveness of co-ordination and the avoidance of duplication; and their accountability. The House of Commons also wished briefly to examine the role and influence of high profile advocates on international development, whether philanthropists such as Bill Gates and George Soros, or celebrities including pop singers and actors.
This report highlights the estimated £100bn combined cost impact of some of the most difficult social issues and looks at how private funders can help tackle the root causes of these issues, and in turn deliver significant savings to state and help individual lives. It identifies that early intervention is key to tackling serious social issues which can later become entrenched, therefore bringing significant cost savings to state finances.
Cass Business School;
"Family Foundation Giving Trends 2010" is the third in a series of annual reports tracking trends in the giving of the largest 100 UK family foundations, comparing them with the US. Amidst increasing interest in the role of philanthropy in building a better society as public expenditure reduces, this report highlights major family giving through foundations. Many new family foundations have been established over the last couple of decades, largely funded by the successful entrepreneurs of an era of expanding global markets and capital flows. This report looks at the scope of family foundations' activities, and the role that they play in addressing social issues in the UK and abroad today.
Cass Business School;
"Family Foundation Giving Trends 2011" is the fourth in a series of reports updating and tracking annual trends in the giving of the largest 100 UK family foundations, and comparing them with the US.
With the pressures of the current economic environment generating ever-growing interest in how to increase the contribution of philanthropy to society, this year's edition focuses particularly on illustrating the hugely diverse and individual ways in which today's philanthropists become involved in giving.
This year's report features eight case studies that explore the routes through which individuals and their families become philanthropists, creating foundations to address social issues in the UK and abroad. The aim behind presenting these examples is to encourage others to think about the individual steps they could take towards greater involvement in philanthropy.
The focus of this report is on the last decade of urban policy. In particular, two of the most resourced and extensively evaluated policies of recent urban and regional policy: the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) and the New Deal for Communities (NDCs). The paper looks at what was achieved and what wasn't and considers the implications for the future of spatially targeted policy. In a time of limited resources should we focus on people rather than places?
Charity Finance Group;
Writing your charity's investment policy - a guide has been written for all charities, and includes a model template covering all the core aspects that should be included in a charity's investment policy and a range of good practice examples.
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF);
This research report explores how changes in corporate responsibility (CR) are having an impact on the role and function of corporate foundations. The research is based on interviews with twelve companies and their foundations; seven experts in corporate community investment; and twenty charities who have received funding either from a company or a foundation. It builds on previous research, "Revealing the Foundations", undertaken by The SMART Company in 2006 and funded by CAF and the Cabinet Office.
JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management;
This survey analyses charities in the UK and their approaches towards managing their investment assets. The economic decline of fundraising and stock market decline on asset values has produced a negative effect on charities investment. This survey illustrates the concern among UK citizens over the correct investment strategy to take in this environment.
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF);
This publication refers to approaches of financing charitable work including the provision of loans and the taking of equity in organisations advancing charitable purposes. It focuses on the growing awareness of the needs for capital funding, UK government concern to encourage investment in disadvantaged areas, and increase advocacy from influential organisations and individuals.