New Leader, New Era: Rockefeller Foundation Plots Its Course

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New Leader, New Era: Rockefeller Foundation Plots Its Course

Rajiv Shah, the new president of the Rockefeller Foundation, is no stranger to politics or philanthropy. He spent nearly a decade at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and served under President Obama as director of the U.S. Agency for International Development, which distributes money to nonprofits working overseas.

What may be just as important in his new role, however, will be his reputation for having worked with Republicans and Democrats as he reshaped USAID.

Under his leadership, USAID invested more in development groups and used loan guarantees to attract financing from banks and businesses for big projects...

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