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Levers for change : philanthropy in select South East Asian countries; final technical report (July, 2013 - January, 2014)

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dc.contributor.author Upadhyay Anand, Prapti
dc.contributor.author Binte Mohamed Kadir, Mumtaz
dc.contributor.editor Hayling, Crystal
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-18T19:13:09Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-18T19:13:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/52441
dc.description.abstract Explosive economic growth in South East Asia has resulted in unparalleled wealth creation. Forbes magazine reports there are 386 billionaires in the Asia Pacific region. While the region’s emerging economies report hopeful signs of a broadening middle class, income inequality is rising faster than living standards for the majority. There is widespread agreement that the stark income disparity must be addressed or it risks threatening political and social stability. Where previous studies profiled the characteristics and motivations of Asia’s wealthiest givers, this report examines the public policies influencing those charitable decisions to assess whether those policies are helping or hindering the growth of philanthropy. This study looked at four of the largest economies in South East Asia: Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Overall, this study found the environment for philanthropy in the region to be quite challenging. Tax policies are either neutral or ineffective in incentivising philanthropy; opportunities for the charitably-minded to gain the skills necessary to address complex social problems are lacking; partnerships between civil society organisations and funders that enhance the capabilities of each other are rare; and the data that would assist the nascent field in quickly prototyping and innovating are non-existent and to some extent resisted. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (6 p.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University, Singapore, SG en
dc.subject PHILANTHROPY en
dc.subject STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY en
dc.subject INSTITUTIONAL PHILANTHROPY en
dc.subject ORGANIZED PHILANTHROPY en
dc.subject SOUTHEAST ASIA en
dc.subject PUBLIC POLICY en
dc.subject INCOME DISTRIBUTION en
dc.title Levers for change : philanthropy in select South East Asian countries; final technical report (July, 2013 - January, 2014) en
dc.type IDRC Final Report en
idrc.project.number 106803
idrc.project.title Anchoring Singapore Philanthropy in Southeast Asia en
idrc.copyright.holder Lien Centre for Social Innovation
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource This work is used with the permission of Lien Centre for Social Innovation en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC01-6718-2


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