How Cash-Heavy Societies Are Less Secure — And What These Foundations Are Doing About It

The Ford Foundation, along with heavy philanthropic hitters such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Omidyar Network, have joined forces to help create economic opportunities for cash-heavy areas of the world with by founding the Better Than Cash Alliance.

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What Does Ending Child Marriage Have to do with Economic Opportunity?

The Ford Foundation recently made a $25 million commitment to end child marriage in developing countries, and according Foundation president Luis Ubiñas, "Our ability to tackle the central issues affecting women and families in developing countries — from reproductive health and education to ending poverty and increasing opportunity — begins with the end of child marriage."

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