Philanthropy — a buffer for floods

The changing weather patterns and average temperatures, resulting in rising sea levels, severe heat waves, floods, drought, famine, etc, are frequently described as the greatest existential threat to humanity in our times. It is contended that Pakistan’s poor management of water resources, weak infrastructure and global climate change may have exacerbated the risk of extreme weather disasters. With its limited resources, the government alone cannot cope with this colossal challenge.
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Riding the winds of change

The power of youth as a potential resource and agent of change for a country’s development can never be underestimated. Young people, once their potential is tapped and steered in the right direction, are often dynamic, innovative and passionate about contributing to a good cause. The term ‘youth’ is recognised largely as the period from adolescence to early adulthood when an individual moves from dependence to independence, evolving into an active, responsible and productive member of society. Pakistan has the largest young population in the world with
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Learning about philanthropy is valuable for youth

Pakistan, albeit a low middle-income country, is a generous nation where giving is a common practice among all sections of society. Nevertheless, philanthropy is neither institutionalised nor is it generally discoursed or taught about in schools, colleges or universities. Accordingly, philanthropy amongst the masses is a complex and misunderstood phenomenon. The selective few familiar with […]
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Economic footprints of non-profits

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) are generally known as endowments, foundations, or non-government organisations (NGO) that raise funds and carry out operations to fulfil unmet social, environmental, or cultural needs of individuals, thus contributing significantly to the social well-being of people. NPOs offer social services and programmes through federal, provincial, and local entities for purposes other than […]
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The next generation of philanthropy

Pakistan has the seventh-largest diaspora community, scattered across 140 countries. Studies claim that when diaspora populations have close bonds with their country of origin, they contribute to the economic, cultural and social development of their home countries. In the context of Pakistan, diaspora studies and diaspora philanthropy have limited research. To address this gap the […]
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Diaspora philanthropy: An untapped potential for Pakistan

Philanthropy is best understood as actions of voluntary giving that serve and benefit others without expecting any return or profit. In the words of John D. Rockefeller, “think of giving not only as a duty but as a privilege”. Donating to an extensive range of causes, and their impact on international development can bring about massive changes. […]
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Economic dimensions of philanthropy

Philanthropy is generally understood as the love of humanity that is usually supplemented with an altruistic behaviour taking the form of charitable gifts of money and assets by individuals, foundations, or corporations. Philanthropy is sometimes distinguished from charity because while charity aims to meet the immediate needs of others associated with a particular social problem, […]
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PIDE interviewed Executive Director PCP, Ms. Shazia Amjad

Pakistan Institute of Development Economics-PIDE interviewed Executive Director PCP, Ms. Shazia Amjad, to understand #Philanthropy as a tool to bring certain welfare results in the life of poor and marginalized segments, and the role of #NGOs in promoting philanthropy in #Pakistan.To learn more, read the entire interview at https://bit.ly/3dBgJ9w
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