Bellagio Initiative Summit

The Bellagio Initiative aims to contribute to the development of a new framework for philanthropic and international development collaboration in pursuit of human wellbeing in the 21st century. Following a summit held in Italy, the Initiative published an aide memoire capturing the three key messages from discussions held at this meeting.

These messages are as follows:
1. The paradigms that have dominated international development assistance and philanthropic effort are currently being challenged or are discredited, but it is not yet clear what new ideas and approaches will take their place.
2. An ecosystem approach to development can build on promising practices underway in many places across the world.
3. There is strong support for a more people-centred approach to development efforts.


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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Europe: Italy

Global issues

Community development

Business sectors

Community and social services