24 October, 2020

‘We’re No Policy Advisors’

Denying any links with the recent anti-corruption movement, Ford Foundation India representative says their support doesn’t come with strings attached

‘We’re No Policy Advisors’
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Denying any links with the recent anti-corruption movement, Ford Foundation India representative Steven Solnick tells Outlook that their support doesn’t come with strings attached:

On links with Anna Hazare: The foundation has not funded the recent movement against corruption. Our funding goes to organisations for specific projects. We have not directly or indirectly funded any individuals to participate in the Anna Hazare movement. We have funded Kabir, an NGO run by (Arvind Kejriwal associate) Manish Sisodia that seeks to raise awareness about the Right to Information Act and train citizens in the proper use of RTI requests.... And, Kabir has done important work in this area. However, Kabir has not received any funds from the foundation since 2009.

On influence on policymaking: We work with a limited number of grantees. That way we can ensure that our funding stays focused and we are better able to monitor the projects. We have many eminent persons...

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