Resource Library

Curated resources on Asia’s social sectors. An ever-expanding repository of resources that can be filtered by theme or geography—or browsed at leisure.
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15 July 2020

Webinar: Doing Good Index 2020

Profiling Asia's Social Sector: The Path Forward
The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) introduces its second edition of the Doing Good Index (DGI).
28 June 2021

Sustainable Investment – Impact in Asia

UNDP & Asia Asset Management
This book explores the advances in sustainable investment in Asia, tracing its evolution from philanthropy to impact investing and ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing.
18 September 2020

A Nonprofit’s Guide to the Social Stock Exchange

Roopa Kudva (India Development Review)
A committee constituted by the Securities and Exchange Board of India on the creation of a social stock exchange (SSE) has submitted its recommendations, and now the government will decide which ones to implement.
25 June 2021

Beauty of the Human Spirit: Covid-19 in Thailand (Jan-Oct 2020)

Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, National Institute of Development Administration
This report examines the response of Thai society during the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 April 2020

Jia Xijin: an Analysis of China’s Online Fundraising During COVID-19

Jia Xijin (China Development Brief)
This article analyzes the rise in online fundraising initiatives in China to combat COVID-19.
18 April 2020

Philanthropy and Islam

Mohamed Amersi & Ayatollah Fazel Milani (Philanthropy Impact Magazine)
This article analyzes the significance of charity in Islam.
29 March 2021

Global Philanthropy Report: Perspectives on the global foundation sector

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
This report seeks to create a knowledge base for institutional philanthropy.
21 April 2020

Muhammad Yunus & Ruth Shapiro: Doing Good in an Uncertain World

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus discusses the transformative power of social businesses in helping people escape poverty and fix, what he believes is a 'broken economic system'. This discussion was moderated by CAPS’ Founder and Chief Executive, Ruth Shapiro.
9 April 2021

Corporate Philanthropy in Pakistan 2018: Mapping Corporate Sector Contribution Towards Government EHSAAS Program

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)
This report examines the philanthropic contributions toward social development by the corporate sector in Pakistan.
25 June 2021

Philanthropy for Sustainable Development in China 2020

UNDP & China Foundation Center
This report examines how philanthropy in China is contributing to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Agenda.