REPORTS

2017 GoalKeeper Data Report 

The GoalKeeper Data Report, put together by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, uses 18 data points from the SDGs to bring forward the issues that are important to well-being of individuals and communities. The report also tells the stories behind the data; about leaders, policies and new ideas that have made great impact in the various countries. Download. 


Global Gender Gap report 2017

The Global Gender Gap Report gives an in depth information on the availability of opportunities and the inclusion of women in 144 countries. The report analyzes the gap between men and women in four categories, economic participation, health, political empowerment and education. The Global Gender Report calls attention to the huge gender gap that’s still prevalent in Africa. Read to find out the level of gender parity currently in African countries. Download.


Africa Sustainable Development Report

 The 2017 Africa regional report on Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) assesses the continent’s performance in domesticating and implementing the two development frameworks since their adoption in 2013 and 2015, respectively. The report underscores the slow progress towards poverty reduction in Africa despite the accelerated growth enjoyed over the past decade. Noting the disproportionate prevalence of poverty among women and youth, the report highlights the lack of inclusiveness and sustainability of primary-commodity driven growth and reiterates the call for structural transformation anchored by commodity-based industrialization and accelerated reduction in inequality. Download.


The World’s Most Dangerous Megacities for Women 2017

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news and information provider, conducted a survey in 19 of the world’s biggest megacities as ranked by the United Nations. In each of the megacities, the Foundation polled 20 experts focused on women’s issues including academics, non-government organisation workers, healthcare staff, policy-makers, and social commentators. Poll questions focused on sexual violence, access to healthcare, cultural practices, and economic opportunities. Read to find out the 3 African megacities that top the list of the most dangerous places for women to live. Download.


Africa Sustainable Development Report

The 2017 Africa regional report on Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) assesses the continent’s performance in domesticating and implementing the two development frameworks since their adoption in 2013 and 2015, respectively. The report underscores the slow progress towards poverty reduction in Africa despite the accelerated growth enjoyed over the past decade. Noting the disproportionate prevalence of poverty among women and youth, the report highlights the lack of inclusiveness and sustainability of primary-commodity driven growth and reiterates the call for structural transformation anchored by commodity-based industrialization and accelerated reduction in inequality. Download.


The World’s Most Dangerous Megacities for Women 2017

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest news and information provider, conducted a survey in 19 of the world’s biggest megacities as ranked by the United Nations. In each of the megacities, the Foundation polled 20 experts focused on women’s issues including academics, non-government organisation workers, healthcare staff, policy-makers, and social commentators. Poll questions focused on sexual violence, access to healthcare, cultural practices, and economic opportunities. Read to find out the 3 African megacities that top the list of the most dangerous places for women to live. Download. 


Beyond Organizational Scale: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Systems Change

This report, “Beyond Organizational Scale: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Systems Change”, is designed for any social entrepreneur or social sector leader looking for strategies and tools to influence the broader system in which they operate. It contains in-depth case studies of six for-profit and non-profit social entrepreneurs in the Schwab Foundation network.  Download.


World Development Report 2018

For the first time ever the World Development Report (WDR 2018) is devoted entirely to education. This is particularly timely given the current education crisis facing sub-saharan Africa. The 2018 WDR provides data on global and regional education and explores four main themes:

1) education’s promise; 2) the need to shine a light on learning; 3) how to make schools work for learners; and 4) how to make systems work for learning. The Report is developed and published by the World Bank.


The Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy Report 2016 

“Changing Philanthropy: Trend Shifts in Ultra Wealthy Giving”, commissioned by Arton Capital and produced by Wealth-X, focuses on innovations in giving, identifying the trends that are helping to increase the scale of donations and exploring new developments in philanthropic giving such as impact investing, how “giving back” is becoming integral to the identity of an organization, and analyzing the extent to which this millennial generation is setting a new philanthropic agenda. Download.


The XX Factor Report 

The XX Factor report produced by The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) helps funders learn more about how to improve the lives of women and girls through five lenses: economic empowerment, personal safety, legal rights, health and education. The report includes 10 evidenced-based “best bets” for those new to giving in this area, which includes donating to organizations dealing with labor force participation, protection from child marriage and access to technology. Download.


The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report 

The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report by Nonprofit Tech for Good is an annual study dedicated to analyzing the giving habits of donors worldwide and is a sister report to the Global NGO Technology Report. The data from both reports is meant to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofit organizations (NPOs), and charities worldwide better understand if they are using technology in the ways that their donors prefer and where they need to improve. Download.


Peace and Security Funding Index: An Analysis of Global Foundation

The 2017 Index tracks funding across 23 diverse issue areas, many of which overlap with other sectors, like climate, democracy-building, gender equality, and migration. It is this interconnectedness with other issues that makes peace and security grantmaking ever more important. Foundations, policymakers, and civil society organizations may use the 2017 Index to advocate for increased attention to this fundamental work so we can continue to move towards a more peaceful, secure world for everyone. Download.


Philanthropy and Development in Southern Africa 

Philanthropy and Development in Southern Africa is a research series on the contemporary and enduring problem of economic injustice in Africa in the context of huge and increasing outflows of illegally transferred wealth. The research also explores illicit financial flows as both the cause and consequence of evil structures of political economy, and then asks what philanthropists can best do about the agenda of illicit flows and economic justice. It was commissioned by The Southern Africa Trust and TrustAfrica. Download.


Report – Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017

Foundation Center partners with Lucy Bernholz of Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society to offer Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2017. The Blueprint provides an overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year as it pertains to philanthropy and the social economy. Download.


Report – Gilded Giving 

Gilded Giving: Top Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality by the Institute for Policy Studies shows how growing inequity in charitable giving-charities relying on larger and larger donations from smaller numbers of high-income high wealth donors, while receiving shrinking amounts of revenue from the vast population of donors at lower and middle income levels-may hold risks not only for nonprofits themselves, but also for a nation as a whole. This report tracks significant changes in philanthropic giving in recent years, puts forward a number of possible implications of these changes, and suggests some solutions. Download. 


The Philanthropy Outlook 2017 & 2018

The Philanthropy Outlook projects giving for the years 2017 and 2018 in relationship to the year 2016. The report explains how various economic factors will affect giving by source and subsector in 2017 and 2018 and provides other information to give context for these predicted trends. It was developed by the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy with support from Marts & Lundy. Download.


The 2016 Million Dollar Donors Report

The 2016 Million Dollar Donors Report tells a very positive story, with the number and total value of million-dollar donations increasing significantly from the previous year. The Report was produced by The Coutts Institute which provides specialist advice to our clients about philanthropy, wealth succession and family business. Download.


The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017

Written by the Lily Family School of Philanthropy, The Philanthropy Outlook identifies the significant transformations philanthropy is undergoing. These changes are bringing both challenges and opportunities for nonprofits to recalibrate their approaches to engaging, stewarding, and retaining donors, as well as structuring overall revenue generation. The report highlights four key areas of change that are impacting philanthropy today and consequently in the near- and long-term future. Download


Report – Giving Australia 2016 Report

Produced by the Queensland University of Technology Business School, this report presents the findings of Giving Australia 2016 on philanthropy, with a particular focus on monetary giving by philanthropists and by philanthropic institutions including trusts, foundations and evolving forms of collective giving. Download


2017 India Philanthropy Report 

Produced by Bain & Company, the 2017 India Philanthropy Report focuses on the growing importance of the individual philanthropist in the overall landscape of funding for the development sector. It goes beyond analysing how much philanthropists are giving and instead focuses on the evolving approaches that givers are adopting to maximise their philanthropic impact. Download


Foundation Center’s 2016 Annual Report

From the launch of a new database system that had been years in the making to microfiche tax forms, Foundation Center is evolving to propel the future of giving. Download


Frameworks for Private Foundations: A New Model for Impact

Philanthropy is evolving more quickly than ever with new societal challenges, new players, and new strategies. Funders are seeking to increase their effectiveness, and want clear, practical guidance for getting there. This GrantCraft leadership series paper produced in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), explores the core frameworks that shape private foundations, and offers a roadmap for funders interested in reflecting on these frameworks to better align purpose, public benefit, and action. Download


Uganda Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop

Foundation Center in collaboration with the East Africa Association of Grant makers and the Uganda Philanthropy Forum compile the key outcomes from the Data Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop which explored strategies for developing a collective philanthropy data system for Uganda. Download


The Clinton Foundation’s 2016 Report confirms commitment to African projects.

View the full report here.  


Nigerian Philanthropy Law Report

Published in March 2017, The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) in partnership with Oyebisi Oluseyi of the Nigeria Network of NGOs provide information on Nigeria’s legal environment for civil society and philanthropy in the Nigeria Philanthropy Law Report. Download


Center for Global Prosperity Report

The Center for Global Prosperity, Hudson Institute details the sources and magnitude of private giving to the developing world in The Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances. Download


UBS Philanthropy Report

UBS in collaboration with TrustAfrica offer their perspective on philanthropic giving by wealthy Africans in sub-Saharan Africa in this brilliant report. Download


Toolkit for African Philanthropists

Authored by leading practitioners in Philanthropy, this is a practical guide containing information, short case studies, steps and questions relevant to African Philanthropists. Download


Framework for a New Narrative of African Philanthropy

African Grantmakers Network in an attempt to construct a new narrative on African Philanthropy, give a detailed analysis of Philanthropy in Africa. Download


The Bill and Melinda Gates 2015 Annual Report

Wondering how to make your nonprofits’ annual report digital? Take a cue from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Download


Millennium Development Goals Report

An in depth analysis of the progress Africa has made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals by the African Union and the African Development Bank Group. Download


Why Kenyans Give: A Nationwide Survey of Philanthropic Behavior

A Nationwide Survey of Philanthropic Behavior; A study about Kenyan giving by Yetu, a platform that provides information on Kenyan Philanthropy and connects Kenyans interested in developing their community. Download


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