Bill Clinton: Global Initiative has gotten results

Sep 27, 2015 3:39 PM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is touting the Clinton Global Initiative's role in helping millions of people worldwide at a time when his family's charitable efforts have come under scrutiny.

At its annual meeting Sunday, Clinton noted the initiative has facilitated programs that aided more than 430 million people. He says 90 percent of the programs bring together governments and the private sector.

He says some people don't understand that model "or question whether it's a good idea," but it's gotten results.

The initiative encourages donors to match contributions from others to solve international problems, without direct donations from its parent organization, the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The foundation has faced questions about foreign donors amid Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign. The Clintons have denied any improprieties.

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