Author Archive:

Atallah Kuttab

Analysis Atallah Kuttab, Noha El-Mikawy, Natasha Matic, Barry Knight and Heba Abou Shneif 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Are you SDG ready? Arab philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals 

One of the lessons of the Millennium Development Goals was that collaboration across sectors will be essential if their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to be achieved. There are already positive signs that …

Atallah Kuttab 24 February 2017

Reflections from the WINGS Forum: A session on building philanthropy infrastructure

Focusing in on one session from this year’s WINGSForum in Mexico, the session on ‘Building philanthropy infrastructure: experiences from Africa, Arab countries and the Caribbean’ covered experiences in building networks from three regions: Africa, Arab countries and …

Special feature Timothy Ogden, Ayesha Saran and Atallah Kuttab 15 March 2016

The Syrian crisis: a challenge for philanthropy

It is a rare event that captures global philanthropy’s attention. The stream of refugees from Syria is one of them. There is a serious humanitarian crisis under way, and a rapid response is called for.  …

Special feature Atallah Kuttab 11 March 2016 For Subscribers

Case Study: Permanent refugees – mobilizing Palestinian diaspora philanthropy

Though it is the plight of Syrian refugees that is attracting the world’s attention at the moment, there are refugees of much longer duration. Among these are the Palestinians. Around the world, Palestinians number almost …

Special feature Atallah Kuttab, Natasha Matic and Noha El-Mikawy 1 September 2015

Arab philanthropy: from social giving to social change?

A surge in Arab philanthropy by a new generation is challenging views on wealth and approaches to impact. Arab philanthropy is not a unified ecosystem of coordinated parts; it is a diverse and complex combination …

Special feature Atallah Kuttab 1 September 2015 For Subscribers

The rich diversity of global philanthropy

I have spent the last two years trying to define Arab philanthropy. Though it was relatively easy to look at the history and the tradition of giving and the reasons for its decline, it was …

1 Atallah Kuttab 13 April 2015

Insights from a meeting with Chinese foundations

On 25 March 2015, I attended a meeting in Beijing of the board of directors of WINGS and several Chinese public and private foundations (in China public foundations may solicit funds from the public, unlike …

Atallah Kuttab 3 September 2014

Challenges and trends in private social investment and philanthropy in Colombia

The Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales (Association of Corporate Foundations) in Colombia, hereinafter AFE, held four focus group discussions from 19 to 22 August in the four largest Colombian cities: Bogota, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellin. The …

8 Atallah Kuttab 27 May 2014

Local traditions and global context: understanding Arab philanthropy

Studies on global philanthropy indicate that cultural traditions, religious norms, political histories, and the economic strength of individual countries have profoundly shaped giving in individual countries and geographical regions, creating a rich and diverse global …