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DGI
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).
Reports
29 March 2021

The State of Social Enterprise in South East Asia

British Council and UNESCAP
This report combines economy-specific analyses of social enterprises across South East Asia, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Articles
8 September 2020

Harnessing the philanthropy and finance sectors for social good

Qing Gu (Alliance Magazine)
This op-ed highlights that most Chinese foundations are not grantmaking organizations, but operating foundations or hybrids.
Articles
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.
Reports
8 October 2020

Standard & Norms: A non technical analysis of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020

Financial Management Service Foundation
The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) is the cornerstone law regulating the receipt of foreign funding in India.
Articles
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.
Articles
18 April 2020

Philanthropy and Islam

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