Indian culture places great emphasis on Daana (giving). The ancient philosophy of Nishkama Karma – “do good without the expectation of getting a reward” – continues to profoundly influence many peoples’ lives.
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ICNL’s China Philanthropy Law Report explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy.
ICNL’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Philanthropy Law Report explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy.
Although Nigeria does not have a formal philanthropic sector and can boast of only a few well-known philanthropists, giving is an important pillar of society.
The earliest forms of civil society in Ethiopia were traditional community-based organizations including idir, iqub, and other informal self-help organizations.
Philanthropy is important in the South African context. The African concept of ubuntu, which is founded on the principle of caring for one another, is central to South African society.
The nonprofit sector in Saudi Arabia is governed by a combination of codified regulations and Shari’a, or Islamic law.
Philanthropy is embedded in Qatari culture and predates the discovery of oil in the twentieth century.
The culture of philanthropy is well rooted in Kuwaiti society. However, with the discovery of oil in the twentieth century, the government started to develop a welfare system, substantially increasing dependence on the state.