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Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, Key Findings - 2017 Edition

Publication date: 
02/2017
This fourth annual report explores 2014 human rights grantmaking by funder, region, issue, population, and strategy. To provide a more complete picture of giving for human rights, this report also includes data on bilateral and multilateral aid.
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Tools to Make Sense of Health Care Reform

Publication date: 
01/2017
Resources to help make sense of our choices as we prepare for an upheaval in health care. These include issue guides we've produced to inspire smarter thinking and better dialogue about our policy choices, reports that outline where the public stands and recent articles that have helped sharpen our own understanding
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Strengthening Protection of Patient Medical Data

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01/2017
Americans seeking medical care expect a certain level of privacy. Indeed, the need for patient privacy is a principle dating back to antiquity, and is codified in U.S. law, most notably the Privacy Rule of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which establishes standards that work toward protecting patient health information.
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Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap

Publication date: 
01/2017
There is significant opportunity for individual investors, asset managers and companies to move closer to achieving the goal of gender equality and make direct social, market and global economic impacts, according to a compelling report launched today by BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation. The report, Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap, reveals new insights that underscore the urgency and opportunities for closing the global gender gap and proposes steps investors can take to advance progress towards the United Nations’ Sustianable Development Goal...
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Aleppo’s Bitter Lessons

Publication date: 
01/2017
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Syrian rebels’ loss of east Aleppo was a grave blow to the opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Even late in 2016, the Syrian opposition and its foreign sponsors thought rebels could hang on in besieged east Aleppo for six months or a year. Instead, their defense of the city collapsed in weeks. Russia and Iran’s full-bore intervention in support of the regime—a commitment rebel backers were unwilling to match—seems to have been the main cause for east Aleppo’s fall, although rebels’ weakness and dysfunction sped the process. The lessons that rebels take away from...
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Foundations Need Capacity, Too: Initial Findings from the Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool (FCCAT)

Publication date: 
01/2017
The report shares aggregate results from 54 participating foundations that participated in taking the FCCAT in the spring of 2016. We believe the findings presented here offer an unprecedented look at how diverse foundations assess their foundation's capacity.
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