The Charter was created as part of a collaborative process to help guide the philanthropic sector’s data-related work and instil a data culture. The updated Charter is soon to be released as a toolkit along with 4 of our Members’ Case Studies- as the third organisation to present its case study, the Arab Foundations Forum gives us a framework on the environment of collecting data in the Arab Region.
The Arab region has been challenged by the absence in data collection in the philanthropic sector. The reasons include issues of transparency, lack of accountability and interest in data collection and analysis. However, the need for comprehensive data on the philanthropic sector has become pressing in recent years in order increase the efficiency and effectiveness of development projects as well as the visibility of the philanthropic sector’s impact.