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  • Outsourcing-Lessons from Abroad (English, 2009)
    Leon E. Irish, Lester M. Salamon, and Karla W. Simon This study aims to provide the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) of the People’s Republic of China an overview of international experience with the use of direct and indirect, consumer and producer side instruments for engaging civil society organizations in the delivery of government-financed social and human services. The discussion in the report falls into three major parts. Part I offers an overview of the scale of the civil society sector globally and of the extent and patterns of government support for it. Against this backdrop, Part II then examines in more detail the experience of particular countries with government-nonprofit cooperation with respect to outsourcing social services. Finally, based on these experiences, the final part offers some suggestions for the Government of China as it seeks to fashion a workable relationship with the emerging Chinese CSO sector. Also available in Chinese.

  • Philippines: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (2001)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #39 | Ledivina V. Cariño and PNSP Project Staff. Provides an overview of the types of organizations included in the Philippine nonprofit sector, the terms used to depict these organizations, and special features of the country’s history that have shaped the sector’s development.

  • Philippines: UN Handbook test report (2001)
    From November 2000 to July 2001, a draft version of the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts was tested in 11 countries, which varied in their level of development. This document captures the Philippine experience during this test implementation.

  • Thailand: Defining the Nonprofit Sector (1993)
    Comparative Nonprofit Sector Working Paper #11 | Amara Pongsapich. Explains that the nonprofit sector in Thailand is viewed as a competitor to the country’s military governments, but is being recognized as essential to the economic and social development of the country. Traces the origins of the Thai nonprofit sector to religion and describes the emergence of non-religious organizations following World War II. Explains that the sector has grown despite periods of suppression and has also been influenced by the presence of Catholic missionaries in Thailand. Describes the major types of nonprofit organizations in contemporary Thailand and their legal statuses in the eyes of the government.

  • Thailand: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2006-2008 (2010)
    Produced by the Office of the National Social and Economic Development Board this nonprofit institutions satellite account examines data from 2006-2008. This publication finds that there were 70,792 non-profit organizations in Thailand in 2006, which contributed Baht 61,872 million to the national economy. The value of volunteer work in Thailand was valued at Baht 77,480 million in 2006, which increased to Baht 80,029 million in 2008.

  • Thailand: Nonprofit Institutions Satellite Account, 2006-2012 (2016)
    Produced by the Office of the National Social and Economic Development Board this publications includes an English translation of Chapter 3 in the “Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account of Thailand, 2012” and updates the data provided in the 2010 Satellite Account. This publication finds that there were 76,685 non-profit organizations in Thailand in 2012—an increase of 5,893 between 2006 and 2012—which contributed Baht 75,633 million to the national economy and employed a total of 182,163 paid workers and 803,621 volunteers. For the full report in Thai, and for previous Satellite Accounts, please visit nesdb.go.th.

  • Thailand: UN Handbook test report (2001)
    Belgium: UN Handbook test report (2001) From November 2000 to July 2001, a draft version of the UN Handbook on Nonprofit Institutions in the System of National Accounts was tested in 11 countries, which varied in their level of development. This document captures the Thai experience during this test implementation.

  • [Presentation] Opening or Closing the Space for Civil Society in China? (2.11.2016)
    Dr. Zhang Yuanfeng. Presented on 11 February 2016 by Johns Hopkins International Fellow in Philanthropy (2013), Dr. Zhang Yuanfeng, this seminar discussed recent changes in the regulation of nonprofits in China that have, on the one hand, opened the space for service-providing nonprofits, and on the other hand, limited the activities of nonprofit advocacy organizations, foreign nonprofits, and organizations with foreign funding. This presentation explored these conflicting strands of official policy toward nonprofit organizations in China and how they are affecting the development of the Chinese nonprofit sector.


 

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