The Clinton Foundation and Global Health Governance
Former heads of government occupy a unique niche in the international political arena. They may lack the official trappings of power and ability to implement policy directly, but their gravitas and connections often allow them to continue to play a role in international political issues after their terms of office end. Organisations like the Club of Madrid, which brings together former heads of state and government to strengthen democratic values and leadership, explicitly seek to capitalise on these individuals’ stature in order to facilitate positive change within the global community. After natural disasters like the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 or the Haitian earthquake of 2010, former political leaders often chair donation drives or work with international organisations to coordinate relief efforts. These actions may keep former heads of state and government in the public eye, but they are often framed in apolitical terms.
KeywordsGlobal Health Global Fund Private Actor Social Entrepreneurship Global Public Good
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