The way big private foundations support developing countries is none lacking uncertainties. Yet there are positive and wide opportunities, but the debate about the potential interference on national governments decisions and politics is a matter not to be underrated. It is mandatory to take advantage of the potential benefits while assuring social equity and cohesion and environmental and economic sustainability.
This aspect has been carefully addressed by the UN within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we have discussed so far within six dedicated posts (here is the first one).
Melinda and Bill Gates speak during press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 30, 2009. Source, wikipedia.

Melinda and Bill Gates speak during press conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 30, 2009. Source, wikipedia, licensed by World Economic Forum under CC BY-SA 2.0

The following article reveals some of the pros and cons of the increasing commitment of private foundations and philantrophist in support of least developed and developing countries