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The Index of Philanthropic Freedom: Selected Country Reports

March 10, 2016

In 2015, the Hudson Institute's Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) published the first edition of the Index of Philanthropic Freedom (IPF). The IPF, which scores and ranks 64 countries on their enabling environments for philanthropy, is based on the detailed responses of country experts to a seven question survey produced by CGP in consultation with survey design experts. This document provides 21 of the 64 country expert reports received by the Center for Global Prosperity. It was prepared for Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker SupportInternational Meeting on the Enabling Environment for Philanthropy in Lisbon, Portugal, March 10th - 11th 2016.

Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015

June 15, 2015

The Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015 is the first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world. By examining barriers and incentives for individuals and organizations to donate money and time to social causes, CGP has measured, ranked, and compared countries on their ease of giving. The research is a major step in identifying the public policy actions to encourage private giving which, in turn, can increase generosity.

How Supermarkets Are Shaping Up and Growing Their Lower-Calorie Products

June 9, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than a third of adults and nearly 17 percent of children in the United States are obese. This public health crisis has spurred policy debates at all levels of government, and has prompted initiatives aimed at making schools and communities healthier for children and families. For the past four years, Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan policy research organization, has studied the link between healthier, lower-calorie products and the sales performance of the companies that offer them. It has completed several landmark studies covering consumer packaged goods (CPG) food companies and restaurant chains that have demonstrated the positive impact of lower-calorie and/or better-for-you (BFY) foods and beverages on overall sales growth. This latest study aims to determine whether supermarket chains, like CPG companies and restaurant chains, are also reaping business benefits from selling lower-calorie products.

Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study

April 1, 2013

The staff at Hudson's Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) is delighted to present the first analysis of philanthropic freedom across the world. In this 13 country pilot study, we examine barriers and incentives for individuals and organizations to donate resources to social causes. CGP scored and compared countries on their ease of giving by collecting detailed information on three main indicators: the ease of registering and operating civil society organizations (CSOs); domestic tax policies for deductions, credits, and exemptions; and, the ease of sending and receiving cash and in-kind goods across borders. This research is a major step in helping countries identify policy changes that will encourage philanthropy, the goal of this study.

The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances: With a Special Report on Emerging Economies

January 1, 2013

The Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) at Hudson Institute is pleased to present the 2013 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances. This edition, our eighth Index, continues to show the growth in philanthropy, remittances and private investment throughout the world. It continues to show how private financial flows have surpassed government aid, and how new forms of giving are redefining foreign assistance and economic growth. This year's Index is a groundbreaking initiative which is supported by Canada's International Development Research Centre. CGP has measured the private financial flows of selected emerging economies to the developing world. Through partnerships with philanthropic institutions in Brazil, China, India, and South Africa, we have measured and reported on these countries' government aid, philanthropy, remittances and private investment to developing countries. Along with our data from developed countries over the last 8 years on these same financial flows, we can present a more complete picture of countries' total economic engagement with the developing world.

The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances 2012

January 1, 2012

This year's Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances chronicles the continued growth of private financial flows to the developing world and how new forms of giving are poised to change the face of international philanthropy and global foreign aid as we know it today.

Better-For-You Foods: It's Just Good Business

October 13, 2011

Highlights the 2007-11 rise in total sales, operating profits, shareholder returns, and reputations of consumer packaged goods companies with high proportions of product sales in the healthier foods category compared with those of other companies.

The Robertson v. Princeton Case: Too Important to Be Left to the Lawyers

February 17, 2009

Offers comments from eleven contributors on the Robertson family's donor rights suit against the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for violation of donor intent. Explores its effects on and implications for the nonprofit sector.

The Index of Global Philanthropy 2008

June 12, 2008

Provides an annual update on the sources and scope of U.S. and international private giving to the developing world. Highlights trends in government aid, private philanthropy and investment, public-private partnerships, and social entrepreneurship.

Hudson Institute Economic Report 04-18-2008

April 18, 2008

A weekly summary of general economic indicators, employment indicators, housing indicators, price and interest rate indicators, and surveys of economic outlook for the United States. The Economic Report includes a summary and analysis of the week's economic data.

Hudson Institute Economic Report 04-04-2008

April 4, 2008

A weekly summary of general economic indicators, employment indicators, housing indicators, price and interest rate indicators, and surveys of economic outlook for the United States. The Economic Report includes a summary and analysis of the week's economic data.

Hudson Institute Economic Report 03-28-2008

March 28, 2008

A weekly summary of general economic indicators, employment indicators, housing indicators, price and interest rate indicators, and surveys of economic outlook for the United States. The Economic Report includes a summary and analysis of the week's economic data.