Shazia Amjad – PCP’s new report on “The State of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan”

A strong civil society depends, along with other things, on a strong culture of giving. In fact, developing a strong culture of giving is one of the most important agendas for organizations supporting philanthropy. According to the most recent study from WINGS about the global philanthropy infrastructure, 74% of survey respondents give high priority to…

Philanthropy and Academia in the Arab World

By Heba Abou Shnief With a burgeoning philanthropic landscape and a rich tradition of giving, philanthropy is often thought to have a life of its own in the Arab region. This conception rarely does invoke thinking about connections with data, research and knowledge.  Despite a budding philanthropy eco-system and the most well intended efforts of…

It’s not that Ubuntu doesn’t exist

by Lizel Shepherd A while ago I was one of a five-person South African team that participated in a cultural exchange programme abroad. Each time we were asked the seemingly straight-forward question about our traditional foods, heated and flavoured debates would erupt. Each of us had such different perspectives but our voices weren’t equally weighted.…

What does the culture of giving look like in Slovakia?

by Boris Strečanský Philanthropy in Slovakia, as well as in the Central and Eastern European region today, is a hybrid phenomenon with two faces: traditional and modern one – and that makes it unique. The traditional expressions perceive the concept of community as a community of known people tied together by family, kin, friendship and…