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Giving to Pakistan: Guidelines for Donors

May 24, 2021

Pakistan is one of the fastest growing countries in the Asian region with a population of nearly 220 million people, with an estimated number of 49.5 million people living in poverty. These socio-economic conditions are the main driving source behind the estimated 15,000 to 20,000 nonprofits (NPOs) operating in the country. Almost 46% of NPOs work in education, and approximately 17% focus on civil rights and advocacy; the remainder provides social services in areas of health, relief, culture and recreation. Given this landscape, as well as the need to navigate the rules and regulations of both donor and recipient jurisdictions, especially from the perspective of a US donor and/or grant-maker, it is vital to have a comprehensive understanding of the local context, as well as the requirements and conditions impacting cross-border giving to Pakistan.We expect that these guidelines will be of value to the broad spectrum of donors, grant-makers and NPOs. I look forward to working together to further enhance cross-border philanthropic inflows to Pakistan.

Cultures of Giving; Enabling environment and civic space; Middle East

Global Philanthropy Data Charter - Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy Case Study

June 27, 2017

The Charter was created as part of a collaborative process to help guide the philanthropic sector's data-related work and instil a data culture. The updated Charter it is soon to be released as a toolkit along with 4 of our Members' Case Studies – to begin with this series, the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy gives us a framework on the environment of collecting data in Pakistan.

Data and technology, Information and Communications

The State of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan

January 31, 2017

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy takes pride in presenting the study on the State of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan which brings to light not only the volume of individual giving in different forms but also the patterns and motivations of household giving behaviour across four provinces. The study is a pioneer comprehensive exposition of trends of individual giving and its channelization to individuals to meet their immediate needs or to organizations of religious nature to improve the social welfare functions.

Individual giving; Middle East

The Landscape for Impact Investing in South Asia: Understanding the Current Status, Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

December 1, 2014

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in partnership with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, published the full release of The Landscape for Impact Investing in South Asia, a "state of the market" analysis of the impact investing industry in the region. The most comprehensive study of impact investment activity in South Asia to date, the full report includes a chapter for each of the six countries studied -- Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.The report analyzes an active impact investing market across South Asia. Development finance institutions (DFIs) remain a significant player in the market, having deployed over $8 billion in impact capital to date. However, several other types of investors -- including VC/PE funds, foundations, family offices, and commercial banks -- are becoming increasingly active, and such non-DFI impact investors have deployed over $800 million to date in the region.

Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

Going Beyond Business: Intelligent Corporate Philanthropy

December 1, 2007

This brief pamphlet provides a summary view of corporate philanthropy in Pakistan, based on survey data from 57 companies.

Impact investment, corporate, blended-finance

Global Civil Society: An Overview

January 1, 2003

Drawing on the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this report provides a broad overview of the civil society sector in countries spanning all six inhabited continents and includes just-released data on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The report provides a comparative overview of the civil society sector in 35 countries; analyzes the scope, size, composition, and financing of the sector, including new data on nonprofit employment, volunteering, expenditures, and revenues; examines geographic patterns and characteristics of the nonprofit sector; and presents data in dozens of easy-to-read charts.

Data and technology, Information and Communications; Enabling environment and civic space

Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Pakistan

January 1, 2002

"This is the Pakistan case study of Investing in Ourselves - Giving and Fund Raising in Asia, which had its origin in the International Conference on Supporting the Nonprofit Sector in Asia, sponsored by the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC) in January 1998.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

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