Imagine a future of 'Global Public Investment' instead of 'foreign aid'

Imagine a future of 'Global Public Investment' instead of 'foreign aid'

We are excited to announce that Jonathan Glennie, renowned writer & researcher, will present ideas from his soon-to-be-published new book ‘The Future of Aid’, which argues for a paradigm shift away from the concept of ‘foreign aid’ towards the empowering concept of Global Public Investment.  

His key-note speech will follow our AGM and an afternoon of discussions and presentations focusing on how our sector can up its game to help build the brighter, fairer future we all want to see.  

The afternoon meeting on 2 December is for all our members – both organisational and individual – as well as our members’ principal partners. If you are not a member and would like to join this meeting, get in touch.

Find out more about the AGM and All Members Meeting and book your place here


Jonathan Glennie is a writer, researcher, campaigner and consultant on sustainable development, inequality and poverty. His work looks in particular at the changing nature of international cooperation as dominant paradigms and global economic relationships evolve. He has held senior positions in several international organisations, including Ipsos, Save the Children, ODI and Christian Aid. He has published two books on aid and cooperation (The trouble with aid: why less could mean more for Africa and Aid, growth and poverty with Andy Sumner) and helped set up The Guardian‘s Global Development website, for which he was a regular columnist. As a consultant, he has worked with governments, international agencies and civil society organisations as they renew their strategies for a new era. His next book, The Future of Aid: Global Public Investment, will be published by Routledge in November 2020. He lives with his family in Colombia.