Viewpoint Asia

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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20 April 2020

The Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Vietnam

Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD)
This report provides an overview of the impact of Covid-19 on the social sector in Vietnam.
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.
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.
17 April 2020

Ways to Achieve Green Asia

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
This publication provides a comprehensive overview of the environmental challenges Asia faces and the economic impact of climate change.
18 April 2020

India Philanthropy Report 2020

Bain & Company and Dasra
This report, published every year since 2010, spotlights philanthropy’s role in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations in India.
16 April 2020

Is Asia giving back enough?

Chantal Sajan (Business Times)
The article presents the views of academics and philanthropists on Asia's role in the global philanthropic ecosystem, how it compares to the West, and whether this comparison is valid.
18 April 2020

Philanthropy and Islam

Mohamed Amersi & Ayatollah Fazel Milani (Philanthropy Impact Magazine)
This article analyzes the significance of charity in Islam.
18 April 2020

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.
16 April 2020

The Landscape for Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) & Intellecap Advisory Services
Southeast Asia is undergoing rapid development, but the region continues to face challenges.
18 April 2020

The State of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan 2016

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP)
This study analyzes the patterns, trends and characteristics of individual giving in Pakistan.