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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 5 emerging economies: China, Colombia, India, Nigeria and South Africa.

Domestic Philanthropy for Development and Gender Equality in Colombia

The OECD, in partnership with the Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales y Familiares de Colombia (AFE) conducted a survey of 54 of the largest private philanthropic organisations’ in Colombia to chart their domestic philanthropic giving towards development.

The findings and recommendations in the report will enable Colombian philanthropic organisations to better align their objectives, by learning from each other’s experiences and scaling-up program collaboration. The report specifically explores the allocation of resources within different thematic areas and regions within the country, describes the collaborative network of co-financing between domestic foundations, and provides an in-depth focus on how Colombian philanthropic giving supports gender equality.

An open-access dashboard is available to help navigate the dataset. The dashboard helps users explore the dataset interactively, as well as customize and download data tables and figures for additional analysis.

 

Domestic Philanthropy for Development and Gender Equality in South Africa

South Africa is one of the largest recipients of financing from international foundations, but little is known about domestic philanthropy. The OECD, in partnership with the Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA), surveyed some of the largest organisations in South Africa to chart how philanthropic resources are helping advance the country's development agenda. The report describes the results from a survey of 31 organisations, covering their projects and grants between 2013-18, exploring the allocation of resources in different thematic areas and geographies, and providing an in-depth focus on how domestic philanthropy supports gender equality. This will enable domestic philanthropic organisations to better align their priorities, learn from each other’s experiences, and explore scaling-up their programs partnerships.

An open-access dashboard is available to help navigate the dataset. While the report presents summary statistics and figures on an aggregated level, the dashboard helps users explore the dataset interactively, as well as customize and download data tables and figures for additional analysis.

 

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.