Why Our Work Is Important
We feel that in the current international aid and development environment there is not enough cooperation amongst existing organizations. In our view, this leads to duplication and overlap resulting in inefficient use of existing resources and less than optimal development.
Additionally, we believe that in many of today’s so-called development initiatives, there is not enough emphasis placed on providing lasting, sustainable and community-driven solutions. There are too many handouts and not enough investments.
We are confident that an opportunity exists to achieve a greater net impact from existing development and aid efforts by encouraging and facilitating cooperation as well as by making disciplined investments in impactful development projects. The Fig Tree Foundation achieves this through its Funding Criteria and its commitment to collaboration amongst its Roundtable Partners.