• Description

Worldwide, philanthropy is facing a concerning trend as civil society organizations deal with heightened control and excessive, unwarranted restrictions on funding, both locally and internationally. In March 2016, WINGS hosted a workshop to discuss these and other issues related to the enabling environment for philanthropy. The goal of this workshop was to advance our understanding and respond to the trend of increased control, unsupportive legal and regulatory frameworks and excessive, burdensome restrictions on funding in both domestic and cross-border settings. This Background Paper set up the scene for the meeting and gives background for discussion.