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Guest Editors' Article

Allied Dunbar builds meaningful partnerships with NGOs in India

1 December 1998
Alliance magazine

Under the company’s India Programme, many Allied Dunbar employees have been able to spend time working with an NGO in southern India. The company has no business interests in India but nevertheless feels that all concerned benefit from the programme. UK company Allied Dunbar, part of the British American Financial Services (BAFS) Group, has given more than £28 million to charitable causes since the company was founded in 1971. It is now the tenth largest …

 
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Editorial

Editorial – Philanthropy and civil society in South Asia

Promoting development in countries around the world is one of the most complex human endeavours. Sustainable and continuing socio-economic development requires a holistic perspective and an understanding of the many different dimensions of development. To take an analogy from the process of building a house, strong, deep-rooted and well-placed foundations are the starting point. Does your support for development create such human foundations? Building is always bottom up. Start the development process from below. Build on what already exists. Poor women and men have capacities, resources, knowledge, associations, enthusiasm and energy. Is your support for development aimed at building and …