• The 2016 Africa Prosperity Report

    Launched today, the 2016 Africa Prosperity Report shows that decades of economic growth across the continent has failed to deliver greater levels of prosperity for many African countries.Background The Africa Prosperity Report seeks to determine
  • Global Slavery Index 2016

    Launched on the 31st May, the 2016 Global Slavery Index has estimated that there are 45.8 million people enslaved in the world today. Improving their rights and eradicating slavery is both wise and urgent for all leaders of countries and
  • From inmates to entrepreneurs

    In the UK and elsewhere, identifying how to successfully reintegrate ex-prisoners and prevent them from re-offending is a major challenge. The prison system in England and Wales performs poorly in this regard, with 45% of all released prisoners
  • Speed School Fund responds to the Syrian crisis

    The Speed School Fund has committed to mobilising $20 million to help bring children affected by the Syrian crisis back to school. The Syrian civil war is among the worst of the present-day humanitarian crises affecting the global community. An
  • 150,000 lives impacted by the Freedom Fund

    We are pleased to announce that the Freedom Fund have posted their impact figures for 2015, covering their programmes in six global slavery hotspots. During the past year, the Fund's partners rescued 4,449 adults and children from slavery, placed
  • We believe that aid plays an important but limited role in development. Communities grow through economic opportunity which comes about through an alchemy of good governance, cultural transformation, education and an enabling business environment.
  • Delivering Dreams

    Along with Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia, India contributes over 50 percent of all maternal and child deaths globally, according to a 2008 WHO report. Most challenging is that India is not making sufficient progress. The lack of services for
  • Businesses commit $50 million to get Syrian children back into school

    We are delighted to share that the Speed School Fund has been featured in the recent GBC-Education press release, which was presented ahead of their appearance at Davos, covering the subject of emergency education for out-of-school Syrian refugee
  • Welcome to Caitlin Baron

    We are delighted to welcome Caitlin Baron, the inaugural Chief Executive Officer for the Speed School Fund. Caitlin has spent ten years with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in senior leadership roles which have prepared her well for the
  • How the Security Council can fight human trafficking and modern slavery

    Nick Grono, CEO of The Freedom Fund briefed the UN Security Council on Wednesday 16th December during its first ever hearing on human trafficking. This is a very welcome development, because, while slavery is illegal everywhere, several armed