Center for Global Prosperity

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The Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute is pleased to present the Index of Philanthropic Freedom. Covering 64 countries around the world, the Index is a comprehensive study of what drives global giving. The Index ranks and compares countries on their enabling environment for philanthropy by assessing (1) the ease of registering, operating, and dissolving civil society organizations, (2) the availability and attainability of tax deductions and exemptions, and (3) the ease of engaging in cross-border philanthropy. To view the 2015 report in its entirety, click the button on the left. To access the Interactive Map of Philanthropic Freedom and view reports on philanthropic freedom within specific countries, click the button on the right.

The Center for Global prosperity provides a platform-through conferences, discussions, publications, and media appearances-to create awareness among U.S. and international opinion leaders, as well as the general public, about the central role of the private sector, both for-profit and not-for-profit, in the creation of economic growth and prosperity in any country.

The Center’s core product is the annual Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances, which details the sources and magnitude of private giving to the developing world. The Index reframes the discussion about the roles of public and private sectors in foreign aid by showing that the full scale of a country’s generosity is measured not just by government aid, but by private giving as well. These private financial flows-including philanthropy and volunteerism from foundations, charities, corporations, universities, and churches as well as remittances-constitute the majority of the developed world’s economic engagement with developing nations.

Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study is the first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world. In this 13 country pilot study, they examined barriers and incentives for individuals and organizations to donate resources to social causes.

The Center supports free societies, including capital markets, rule of law, government transparency, free trade and press, human rights, and private property- prerequisites for economic health and well-being.

For the latest news and updates from Hudson’s Center for Global Prosperity, be sure to check out their regular blog at http://globalprosperity.wordpress.com/.

Policy Center News

Carol Adelman quoted in Devex on the global development process

The Center for Global Prosperity’s Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015 featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Philanthropy News Digest, and Pro Bono Australia

Jeremiah Norris’s letter to the editor on international relief published in Washington Post

Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study cited in Forbes Online on philanthropic giving in the US

Center for Global Prosperity’s 2013 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances cited in Foreign Policy Magazine

Center for Global Prosperity’s 2013 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances cited in Global Post

Carol Adelman quoted in IDRC on philanthropic giving and the developing world

For the latest news and updates from Hudson’s Center for Global Prosperity, be sure to check out their regular blog at http://globalprosperity.wordpress.com/.

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