Private Giving and the Developing World: What Counts is Not Always Counted
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Carol Adelman's Index 2007 Presentation
Thursday, May 24
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
AED Academy Hall, 8th Floor, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Please join SID-Washington for a Chapter Event on the role of both U.S. and other donor private assistance in changing the landscape of overseas assistance. New forms of philanthropy – donor-advised funds, venture philanthropy, cause-related marketing, cell phones, bank accounts, and international capital markets doing good by doing well through bonds for child immunizations and microfinance – are transforming the lives of poor people throughout the world.
The Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) will present the findings of its second annual edition of the Index of Global Philanthropy. Dr. Carol Adelman, formerly head of USAID programs in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, and current director of CGP, will discuss the groundbreaking new research conducted in conjunction with the Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, the Foundation Center, and the International Institute of Education.
A comprehensive guide to American private giving abroad, the Index documents private contributions from foundations, corporations, PVOs, universities, religious congregations, and individuals to developing countries. Reframing the debate on foreign aid levels and roles of the public and private sectors, the latest numbers show that American private giving amounts to three and a half times the totality of official U.S. foreign aid.
The 2007 Index is the first to include private giving from other donor countries besides the U.S, and to compare all countries’ total assistance—both private and government—to the developing world. Probing the efficiency of private versus government aid, the Index highlights case studies of private philanthropy and public-private partnerships that have had a profound impact on the lives of poor people in the developing world.
Copies of the Index of Global Philanthropy will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.
Carol Adelman, Director, Center for Global Prosperity, The Hudson Institute
Elizabeth Boris, Director, Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, The Urban Institute
Margaret Coady, Corporate Giving Standard Program Manager, The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Daniel Runde, Head, Partnership Development, International Finance Corporation
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