Reports
topics
Philanthropy
economies
China, Myanmar, Singapore
languages
English
By
Agence Francaise de Developpment (AFD) and the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
Released
February 2018

Philanthropic Foundations in Asia – Insights from Singapore, Myanmar and China

Agence Francaise de Developpment (AFD) and the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School

This report analyzes the factors driving philanthropy in three Asian countries. Asia is witnessing an emerging trend of wealthy individuals, families, and companies setting up foundations to institutionalize their giving. Drawing on case studies from Singapore, Myanmar and China, the study finds that philanthropic foundations can be characterized by their operational models, governance structures and philanthropic focus. The study further discusses the challenges faced by Asia’s nascent philanthropic sectors in addressing the developmental and structural gaps left by the public and private sectors.  Read it here.