Doing Good Index

Doing Good Index (DGI) 2020

Doing Good Index (DGI) 2020, a groundbreaking study geared towards helping the social sector in Asia grow and thrive. Chaudhary Foundation has partnered with the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) to run the survey in Nepal. The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society was established in 2013 after identifying the lack of systematic, rigorous and evidence-based research into philanthropic practices and policies in Asia. Today’s work in philanthropy, impact investing, social delivery, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) must meet the requirements of complex social issues in the 21st century. Doing Good focuses on 17 economies throughout Asia and recognize that each has a unique set of strengths, challenges, and needs. It does both in depth and comparative study with the collaboration with various partners across Asia. The study is grounded in evidence-based research and meticulously collected data.

The research findings inform both policy and practice. Equipped with results-based understanding, philanthropists, investors, and policy makers can make informed decisions. Doing Good Index examines the enabling environment for philanthropy and private social investment across 17 Asian economies. Composed of four areas–tax and fiscal policy, regulatory regimes, socio-cultural ecosystem, and government procurement–the Index reveals how Asian economies are catalyzing philanthropic giving.
Doing Good Index is a first-of-its-kind study based around a set of indicators that taken together show the regulatory and institutional infrastructure enabling or impeding philanthropic giving. DGI examines fiscal, cultural and social incentives to donate; the regulatory environment that can facilitate or hinder systematic investment; factors that affect the establishment and operations of organizations that deliver services or products to address a societal need; and their ability to access funds. The survey will be based on the below mentioned 4 indices.

  • Regulations
  • Tax and Fiscal Policy
  • Ecosystem
  • Procurement