Profiling Asia’s Social Sectors: The Path Forward
Topic: Doing Good Index
Economies: Asia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
By: Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society
Doing Good Index microsite
Our interactive microsite lets you visualize, explore and compare. It has graphics and maps to help you understand Asia at a glance. Economy profiles present a visual and digestible deep dive into each economy. The data dashboard allows you to compare one economy with another, or with the rest of Asia.
What is the Doing Good Index?
The Doing Good Index 2020 showcases factors that drive or hinder private capital flowing towards needs in 18 Asian economies. It shows how, at a time when foreign funding is declining across the region, “Asia for Asia” philanthropy and other types of private social investment can fill the gap.
The Doing Good Index provides a roadmap for actions that can unleash this capital by aligning incentives around doing good; mitigating the trust deficit; and maximizing private social investment. With these policies and practices in place, an enormous US$587 billion per year can be mobilized towards doing good.
Our 2020 index is based on original data gathered from surveying 2,189 nonprofits and social enterprises and interviewing 145 country experts across 18 Asian economies. Its lessons are more timely than ever, as it shows how the public, private and social sectors can come together to work towards a stronger and more equitable Asia as we build our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Want to listen instead of read? Watch us present the main findings.
The Doing Good Index is published every two years. Read the inaugural edition from 2018, and look out for the Doing Good Index 2022 which will reveal how Asian economies have fared following the pandemic.