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20 February 2018

Who’s Doing Good?

12 February 2018 - 18 February 2018
This weekly brief is a one-stop shop for selectively curated news on "doing good." From mega-donations and CSR to nonprofits and social enterprises, "Who's Doing Good?" keeps you up-to-date with the ever-bustling market of philanthropy and charity in Asia.
9 October 2017

Muhammad Yunus: Doing Good in An Uncertain World

In conversation with Dr Ruth Shapiro at the Commonwealth Club, October 2017
Muhammad Yunus believes that today’s economic system is broken and must be reformed to provide opportunity for all. He discusses his views with Dr Ruth Shapiro, Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society.
13 August 2017

Dangers to Going It Alone: Social Capital and the Origins of Community Resilience in the Philippines

Greg Bankoff (Continuity and Change)
The whats and why of the evolution of mutual benefit associations and networks in the Philippines.
1 February 2017

Civil Society Briefs

Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank's Civil Society Briefs provide a well-informed snapshot of civil society in Asia. Eight Asian economies covered by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society are included in this series.
1 May 2016

Transparency and Accountability Practice of Vietnamese CSOs (2015 – 2016)

Nguyen Phuong Linh and Le Quang Vinh (Research Center of Management and Sustainable Development)
Capacity and practice of transparency and accountability among Vietnamese Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and recommendations to inculcate transparency and accountability culture among CSOs are exemplified in the latest report from the Research Center of Management and Sustainable Development.
19 April 2015

Japan’s Civil Society from Kobe to Tohoku

Rachel Leng (Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies)
Leng's paper explores the development of Japan’s civil society by focusing on patterns of citizen volunteerism and the role of NGOs in the country’s natural disaster relief and restoration efforts.
1 September 2012

Private Philanthropy in Multiethnic Malaysia

Elizabeth Agee Cogswell (Macalester International)
A perspective on the intricacies and issues of private philanthropy in multiethnic Malaysia.
1 September 2012

Building a Partnership for Social Service Delivery in Indonesia: State and Faith‑based Organisations

Minako Sakai (Australian Journal of Social Issues)
Sakai delves into the intricate relationship among faith-based organizations in Indonesia, and that of the government and explicates how these sociopolitical contexts have rendered the formation of partnerships in offering coordinated social services ineffective.
1 September 2011

Popular Mobilization and Democratization: A Comparative Study of South Korea and Taiwan

Jai Kwan Jung (Korea Observer)
How did civil society grow in Korea and Taiwan? How were their experiences different? Jai Kwan Jung explores.