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Philanthropy and governments working together to counter aridity in Mongolia

Lan Keqi 13 April 2021

Land degradation and climate change mean that an estimated four billion people will live in arid and semi-arid areas by 2050, with a reduction in global crop yields of an average of 10 per cent, …


Curiosity over certainty: a learning approach to grantmaking

Natasha Joshi 30 March 2021 For Subscribers

In the work of creating a gender-equitable society, men play an essential role – this is labour that women should not and cannot shoulder alone. But in virtually every society, the traditional framing of empowerment …


‘Life on land’: the Lao Niu Wetland Protection Project

Lan Keqi 26 March 2021

Established in 2004, the Inner Mongolia Lao Niu Foundation works mainly on environmental protection, culture and education, and industry promotion. Its work involves multiple SDGs. As of 2019, it has carried out 255 public welfare …

Scaling up: what’s it worth?

1 Amy McGoldrick 9 March 2021

Alliance recently held a webinar on ‘scaling up’ within the sector, sponsored by the H&S Davidson Trust. We were joined by a stellar set of panellists: Ann Mei Chang, a leading expert on social innovation …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …

Candid, CSIP launch comprehensive database on philanthropy in India

Alliance magazine 24 February 2021

Candid, in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP), has launched Philanthropy in India, an innovative website that provides the most comprehensive information available on Indian philanthropy. The new database will allow …

Two pledges from South Korean billionaires to donate half of wealth

Alliance magazine 18 February 2021

South Korea has seen some announcements of big philanthropy this month, with tech billionaire Brian Kim, founder of the Kakao Corporation, South Korea’s top mobile-messenger operator, pledging to donate more than half of his wealth …

What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like?

1 Sue Barker 9 February 2021

Although charities have a proud history of catalysing much-needed social change, there is mounting concern that governments might be using newly-minted charities law frameworks as a mechanism to ‘crack down’ on the legitimate activities of …

What is the role of philanthropy in lobbying and policy-making?

Alliance magazine 9 February 2021 For Subscribers

As the global philanthropy sector has grown in complexity, so too has the intersection of philanthropy and law. Ahead of Alliance magazine’s March issue on law and philanthropy, we wanted to understand how the philanthropic …

Why Disaster Tech in Asia holds great potential, and how to scale the field

Natasha Rynjah 3 February 2021

A person who lives in the Asia Pacific region is five times more likely to suffer from disasters than anywhere else in the world. Indeed, the ruin from disaster events is catastrophic: over 500,000 lives …