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Edward Skloot

September 2011

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What’s it like to have the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation moving into high gear, playing a prominent social, political, and even diplomatic role—as well as a philanthropic one—around the world? Is it unique and different from any foundation we’ve ever seen, or it it just a lot bigger and richer? And if Gates is unique, what are the implications for the field? Edward Skloot assesses the roles of this $37 billion mega-foundation and how it can help, or hurt, those who receive its largesse.

Skloot, Edward, 2011. “The Gated Community.” Alliance, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 32-35.