Category: Southeast Asia
There are 8 entries in this category.
Apr 15, 2010
The past few weeks have provided some insight into the impact of rigorous evaluation of philanthropic programs on charities, donors and policymakers. Unfortunately those insights show that we’ve still got a long ways to go if the goal is evidence-based philanthropy and policy.
Jun 04, 2008
Roughly three weeks after the cyclone and earthquake, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University estimated that donations from Americans totaled less than $60 million, compared with more than $200 million given in the week after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Drawing valid conclusions about the cause behind these wildly disparate totals is difficult, but two main forces seem to be at play: where the disasters occurred and the American economic slowdown.
May 26, 2008
When will we start calling the willful and purposeful actions of the Burmese government to kill hundreds of thousands of Burmese through starvation, exposure and disease genocide?
Apr 11, 2008
Economists from Innovations for Poverty Action and the World Bank have found that money might be the most powerful tool to help smokers quit.
Mar 14, 2008
Experts in a variety of fields passionately debate how to combat illicit trade in everything from drugs to endangered species to, worst of all, people. There are rational, credible arguments for both criminalizing and aggressively prosecuting those engaged in illicit trade and for legalizing and regulating the trade.
Sep 27, 2007
If Burma’s nascent ‘saffron revolution’ can ultimately lead to the ouster of the military junta which has ruled for more than 40 years, there will be a tremendous opportunity for international philanthropy.
Aug 10, 2006
South Africa is the continent’s largest, most diverse economy. Yet unemployment remains at about 30 percent, and rising interest rates and a weak rand are challenging growth. The root problem, say experts, is that South Africa has one of the world’s most unequal divisions of wealth.