Focussing Resources for Maximum Impact


Featured strategic initiatives from our SI Fund I and SI Fund II portfolios.


Burma Disaster Relief

Restoring Livelihoods after Cyclone Destruction

On May 2 and 3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis swept across Burma, causing the worst reported natural disaster in the country’s history. More than 138,000 people lost their lives. Recognising the devastation to family livelihoods, the Legatum Foundation determined that the most effective intervention would be to focus on the restoration of livelihoods during the early recovery phase – the fragile period immediately following the emergency relief phase, in which families regroup and people try... MORE

SECTOR

Disaster Recovery

LOCATION

Burma

LIVES CHANGED

5,625


Burundi HIV/AIDS

Prevention and Treatment in Rutana

Rural populations in Burundi suffer from poor access to quality health care and prevention services, as a high proportion of government health funds are allocated to urban hospitals. This results in much fewer and poorer quality health care facilities in rural areas, leading to poor health outcomes. HIV/AIDS, in particular, is a leading cause of death in Burundi and rural areas like Rutana Province have been most impacted by the disease. In a conflict-affected area with high poverty rates like Rutana,... MORE

SECTOR

Health

LOCATION

Burundi

LIVES CHANGED

104,119


China Migrants

Catalysing China's Nascent Charitable Sector

More than 150 million rural Chinese residents have migrated to China’s booming cities in search of work, in what is often referred to as the largest human migration in history. These rural-to-urban migrants are one of the most vulnerable populations in China’s cities. Due to China’s residence permit laws, rural-to-urban migrants are unable to benefit from social services and their children often face challenges in accessing quality education, the key to a brighter future in China’s... MORE

SECTOR

Economic Empowerment

LOCATION

China

LIVES CHANGED

8,231


China Social Sector Pioneers Initiative

China’s rising social sector

China’s stunning economic rise and massive societal shifts have led to a historically unprecedented drop in poverty levels. World Bank figures show that just twenty years ago, more than 727 million people in China, or 69 percent of the population, lived in extreme poverty. Today, that number is below 6 percent and dropping. In this same period of dramatic change, the social sector in China has been inventing itself, first through international support and now, increasingly, with the deployment... MORE

SECTOR

Economic Empowerment

LOCATION

China

LIVES CHANGED

31,068


Côte d’Ivoire HIV/AIDS

The Power of Partnerships

In Côte d’Ivoire, HIV prevalence is higher than it is in any other West African country. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)’s New Partners Initiative (NPI) programme in Côte d’Ivoire is a three year, US$ 3million public-private investment between the American and Ivoirian governments and the Legatum Foundation and our grant manager, Geneva Global. It was created to establish a critical mass of community and faith-based organisations... MORE

SECTOR

Health

LOCATION

Côte d'ivoire

LIVES CHANGED

315,029

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