• Description

The staff at Hudson's Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) is delighted to present the first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world. In this 13 country pilot study, we examine barriers and incentives for individuals and organizations to donate resources to social causes. CGP scored and compared countries on their ease of giving by collecting detailed information on three main indicators: the ease of registering and operating civil society organizations (CSOs); domestic tax policies for deductions, credits, and exemptions; and, the ease of sending and receiving cash and in-kind goods across borders. This research is a major step in helping countries identify policy changes that will encourage philanthropy, the goal of this study.