New study examines philanthropy in Indonesia


Alliance magazine


Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) have published the new study Philanthropy in Indonesia as part of their larger study review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today. The report was produced in association with Alliance magazine, Filantropi Indonesia, Indonesia for Humanity and WINGS.

This is the fifth report from the study after Philanthropy in India  (published October 2017), Philanthropy in Russia (published January 2018), Philanthropy in the Arab Region (published March 2018) and Philanthropy in Brazil (published May 2018).

According to PSJP the report aims to throw light on current developments in, obstacles to, and possibilities for philanthropy in Indonesia, especially highlighting innovations and new initiatives. ‘This has been done partly through looking at existing research, but mainly through a series of conversations with people who have been trying to promote, support or strengthen different areas of philanthropy in the country.’

The areas covered include various forms of giving by the wealthy, including corporate philanthropy and family foundations. It looks at the growth of social enterprise and impact investing. Perhaps most interestingly, it looks at faith-based philanthropy and media philanthropy, both growing areas supported by individual giving, and more widely at giving by ordinary individuals and the potential therein for social justice philanthropy.

The full report can be read here

A summary of the report is available to read here.

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