The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) is leading a research project to create the “Doing Good Index” involving 16 economies in Asia, and in the Philippines, its project partners are the Association of Foundations (AF) and the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF). The project will first gather the views of local social development organization (SDO) experts (CSOs and government) on the policy environment and then a wider survey of SDOs will be administered.┬áThe first experts meeting was held on January 18 with CSO representatives and the second was held on February 1 with representatives of SEC and DSWD.

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Photo shows the AF-RMAF research team composed of (L-R) Carn Abella, Oman Jiao, and Rory Tolentino, and the government resource persons Ms. Cynthia Ilano and Ms. Charito Esteban of the Standards Bureau – DSWD, Asst. Dir. Nora Tandoc of the Corporate Governance and Finance Department – SEC, and Atty. Ging Ladrido of the Corporate Registration and Monitoring Department – SEC during a meeting held on February 1.

Photo shows the AF-RMAF research team composed of Oman Jiao, Carn Abella, and Rory Tolentino, and the CSO resource persons Luis Morales (Philippine Council for NGO Certification), Dodo Macasaet (CODE-NGO), and Steven Muncy (Community and Family Services International) during a meeting held on January 18.

Photo shows the AF-RMAF research team composed of Oman Jiao, Carn Abella, and Rory Tolentino, and the CSO resource persons Luis Morales (Philippine Council for NGO Certification), Dodo Macasaet (CODE-NGO), and Steven Muncy (Community and Family Services International) during a meeting held on January 18.