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The Indian government is truly imperfect, but amazing things have happened: Bill Gates

Strategic Philanthropy | Nov 20, 2017

Seven years after Bill Gates pioneered the Giving Pledge, 171 ultra-wealthy people have vowed to give away at least half their wealth. Nandan and Rohini Nilekani have just become the fourth signatory to the pledge from India. The trio spoke to Anand Mahadevan and Archana Rai about the different but complementary roles that private philanthropy and the government need to play to solve the problem of poverty.

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