Shared Journey: The Rockefeller Foundation, Human Capital and Development in Africa

Kathryn Mathers
Rockefeller Foundation
2013

Shared Journey: The Rockefeller Foundation, Human Capital and Development in Africa is one of six produced by the Foundation for its Centennial celebration—together, they tell the story of the Foundation’s work in the United States, Africa and Asia, and in the fields of health and agriculture over the last 100 years.

In every society, development depends on investment in institutions and individuals. Wickliffe Rose, an early leader in The Rockefeller Foundation, called this “backing brains.” But developing human capital is a risky proposition. This intriguing history explores the challenges and triumphs in The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to invest in the people of Africa over the course of a century.

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