The inaugural Doing Good Index examines the enabling environment for philanthropy and private social investment across 15 Asian economies. Encompassing four areas – tax and fiscal policy, regulatory regimes, socio-cultural ecosystem, and government procurement – the Index reveals how Asian economies are catalyzing philanthropic giving. India is one of the economies covered under this study spearheaded by the Hong Kong bases Centre for Asian Philanthropy & Society (CAPS), with the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP) as also GuideStar India partnered as program partners for India.
The Index serves as a unique and useful body of data for Asian governments, as well as for nonprofits, foundations and charities in Asia, to learn from each other. At a time when policy is evolving, the social sector is growing, and interest in philanthropy is rapidly developing, the DGI shows the potential for Asia to leapfrog and become a leader in social innovation.
If the right regulatory and tax policies were in place, Asian philanthropists could give over US$500 billion, contributing to the US$1.4 trillion annual price tag needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Doing Good Index was released today (16th January 16, 2018) in Hong Kong and a copy of the report and its findings can be found at the CAPS website: http://caps.org/our-research/doing-good-index-2018
To view the YouTube video, go to: https://youtu.be/uTNo7y5relM
Program Partners from across the 15 Asian Economies including India will meet in Bangkok, Thailand on 18th & 19th January 2018 to discuss the dissemination strategy and chalk out an effective approach to making the most impact possible in each local economy for these ground-breaking findings.