Global Philanthropy Environment Index

Global Philanthropy Environment Index

 

The 2018 Global Philanthropy Environment Index is the world’s largest and most comprehensive effort to document the state of global philanthropy and the factors that enhance or inhibit its success. The index was previously the product of the renowned Hudson Institute, under the title The Index of Philanthropic Freedom.

Recent Submissions

  • Vu, Anh Ngoc (2018)
    In Vietnam, there is a grid of laws, regulations and administrative decrees put in place to regulate and control associations. Most of these legal documents were created in ad-hoc ways, meaning that they were issued simply ...
  • Ersen, Tevfik Basak; Varon, Liana; Tekmen, Hilal (2018)
    The legal framework only recognizes the formation of associations and foundations as legal entities. Other forms of collective action (e.g. initiatives, nonprofit companies, groups, networks) are not recognized and are not ...
  • Tan, Eugene (2018)
    Individuals are free to form organizations, including POs, and there is generally little government interference with the types and purposes of such organizations during the formation process, save for those that relate ...
  • Abu Rumman, Samir (2018)
    In accordance to Articles 3 and 8 of the Law of Societies (2008), in order to provide services or to carry out activities on a voluntary basis without profit, any group of individuals no less than seven – except for “closed ...
  • Herrold, Catherine (2018)
    All organizations operating under Law 70 must pursue development and social welfare objectives and must align their work with the state’s development priorities. Under Egypt’s prior law governing philanthropic organizations, ...
  • Hassan, Nabil (2018)
    Individuals are mainly free to form organizations, and the process is not burdensome in terms of required papers and fees, however the timeline is unclear. The papers can be submitted at the Ministry for months before ...
  • Nadeem, Ahmad (2018)
    Individuals in Pakistan are free to form organizations, associations, foundations or any other type of nonprofits (Articles 15-17 of the Constitution of Pakistan). Several laws allow such registrations or authorizations ...
  • Songco, Danilo (2018)
    The Philippine constitution guarantees the rights of individuals to form unions, associations, or societies for purposes not contrary to the law. There are also several laws and public policies that encourage the formation ...
  • Morshed, Mokbul (2018)
    Although small unregistered organizations operate in Thailand, like working groups, associations and foundations must be registered with the Thai Ministry of Interior and get government approval. According to McQuistan, ...
  • Katz, Hagai (2018)
    The Law of Associations (1980), allows registration of POs, except when their goals negate the existence of the State of Israel and its democratic nature, or if there is “founded suspicion” that it will be used as cover ...
  • Matic, Natasha (2018)
    Individuals are somewhat free to form organizations. The process and laws have been improved (e.g. the new Law on Associations and Foundations, Royal Decree No. M/8, 19.2.1437H), in consequence, it takes less time and ...
  • Farouky, Naila; Khatib, Haneen (2018)
    The Qatari Law of Associations and Private Institutions does not permit the operation of non-registered groups. The law is clear that philanthropic organizations must be registered and monitored by the Ministry of Civil ...
  • Uprety, Uttam (2018)
    The Constitution of Nepal 2015 (Article 17) ensures that every individual has the fundamental right to peaceful assembly and to freely associate. However, while individuals are mostly free to form organizations, the ...
  • Unknown author (2018)
    UAE is a federal state. Emirates (states), especially Dubai and Sharjah, have separate laws. Article 33 of the Constitution of the UAE guarantees the freedom of assembly and association; however, philanthropic organizations ...
  • Elmostafa, Essaadi (2018)
    The system for creating new associations is subject to a declarative regime, in which associations need to declare to authorities their creation, but they do not need legal authorization to operate. In consequence, there ...
  • Abu Rumman, Samir; Al Shayji, Abdulrazzak (2018)
    The main law governing the formation of charitable organizations and institutions in Kuwait is the Public Benefit Associations Law. In accordance to Article 4 of the Public Benefit Associations Law, any group of no less ...
  • Dadrawala, Noshir (2018)
    Two or more individuals may form a trust or a nonprofit company, while seven or more members may form a society. Broadly speaking, a PO may be set up to provide services related to relief of poverty, education, medical ...
  • Tun Thein, Pansy (2018)
    The civil society-led revision of Association Registration Law was adopted in 2014. The new iteration is a more progressive law, replacing the draconian law of 1988, and has been a welcome development for expanding the ...
  • Susanti, Bivitri (2018)
    Registration to obtain legal entity status is conducted by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights and it is conducted in a professional way. There are general guidelines in terms of the cost and time frame of registration. ...
  • Rametta, Raffaella (2018)
    The Italian Constitution guarantees the fundamental freedoms of peaceful assembly (art. 17), association (art. 18), religion (art. 19), expression (art. 21), establishment of trade unions (art. 39) and establishment of ...

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