Domestic philanthropy in emerging countries

Philanthropy for development is rising in emerging markets, and reliable information will help understand its scope, scale and effectiveness. The OECD Centre on Philanthropy is carrying out primary research on what foundations are contributing to in emerging economies.

Domestic Philanthropy

India's Private Giving: Unpacking Domestic Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility


India is the largest recipient of financing from international foundations (OECD, 2018), yet little is known about domestic philanthropy. The OECD has compiled information from some of the largest organisations in India to start charting how these resources are advancing the country's development agenda.

The report describes the results from a survey of 50 organisations, showing how domestic philanthropy surpasses international philanthropy in scope and scale, and how it allocates it’s resources in different areas and geographies in India, drawing comparisons with other key sources of finance like Official Development Assistance and public social spending. This information will enable foundations and companies alike to align their work better, in order to achieve a higher impact by scaling-up their programs and grants through networks of partnerships.

The report and latest data on philanthropy and CSR in India are both freely available.

A PDF of the report is available here to download.

Download dataset (.xls) available here.




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Themes in philanthropy

Themes in philanthropy


Philanthropy is at the forefront of financing innovative approaches to social challenges. The OECD Centre on Philanthropy is conducting reviews of initiatives financed by philanthropy in multiple areas to find best practices and lessons that other donors, governments and the private sector can put in practice.


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