The State of Arab Philanthropy and the Case for Change


Naila Farouky from the Arab Foundations Forum has just published a fantastic article in the Development in Practice Journal – an abstract below.

The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) has spent the past two years studying the landscape in which the forum functions. AFF, as a membership-based network of philanthropic foundations based in and/or working in the Arab region, is uniquely positioned to canvass the region’s donors, grant- makers, and civil society players, and to draw conclusions about the state of the region’s philanthropic sector. The overarching conclusion presented in this viewpoint is that there are many challenges, but also ways in which we can help to mitigate these challenges over time. The article points to three key ways in which the philanthropic sector is being challenged.

Be sure to read the original article here!

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