Below are some resources on the topic of diaspora philanthropy. You may also want to visit the International (Asia) Philanthropy category link to other articles on this blog. Our sister site, Asian Philanthropy Forum has more detailed articles on diaspora philanthropy.
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Art of Philanthropy and the Indian Diaspora. Individual NRIs (non-resident Indians) have set up charities in Britain to fund charitable programs in India. Donations are given to organizations where there is a personal link through family or friends since donors want feedback on how the donation was utilized. However, not all donor experiences have been pleasant. The article also talks about the perception of corruption, lack of transparency, and bureaucratic issues.
Asian American Philanthropy: Expanding Knowledge, Increasing Possibilities. Academic paper exploring Asian American disapora focusing on Chinese Americans.
Chinese Disapora & Philanthropy. Research paper by Nick Young & June Shih. Commissioned by the Global Equity Initiative for a workshop on Diaspora Philanthropy in China & India in May 2003.
Chinese Philanthropy in Southeast Asia: Between Continuity and Change. Paper by Thomas Menkhoff, published on Social Space 2009; second issue of the Lien Centre's professional magazine. Prof. Menkhoff looks at what drives prominent Chinese business leaders to give back to society and offers a glimpse of the changing face of ethnic philanthropy.
Disapora Philanthropy & Equitable Development in China & India. Volume of articles describing Chinese and Indian diaspora philanthropy published by Harvard University press. Edited by Peter F. Geithner, Lincoln C. Chen, MD and Paula D. Johnson.
Disapora Philanthropy: Influences, Initiatives & Issues. Research from TPI that examines the flows, practices and impact of diaspora giving from those in the US to their country of origin. By Paula Johnson, Senior Fellow, TPI, 2007.
Disapora Philanthropy: New Roles and Emerging Models. Research initiative explores the growing significance of philanthropic giving from citizens and residents of the US to their countries of origin. By Paula Johnson, Senior Fellow, TPI, 2007.
Diaspora Philanthropy: New Zealand Filipino Experience. Powerpoint presentation b John Richard Alayon of the Institute of Public Policy, AUT University.
Enabling Indian Diaspora Philanthropy. Give2Asia released a new report that looks at the challenges and trends of diaspora donors giving to India.
Giving Back to Their Homelands. Article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy discussing diaspora giving.
Hindu Diaspora and Religious Philanthropy in the US. Study by Priya Anand on giving to religious organizations in India from those living here in the US.
Indian Diaspora and Giving Patterns of Indian Americans in USA. R. Gopa Kumar, Ed. Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium.
Indian Diaspora Philanthropy: A Sociological Perspective. By Niumai Ajailiu, Man in India (March 2009).
Make It Powerful: Tap Disapora Philanthropy to Resource. Research on Taiwanese disapora philanthropy.
NRIs Put Punjab Villages on Top. Article in Times of India about survey conducted on "Indian diaspora's roe in development-case study of Punjab". The survey revealed an increase in donors funding development projects instead of religious institutions. (Jan 2008)
Philanthropy and Equity: The Case of India. Paper expores the potential role for philanthropy to promoter greater equity in India. By Priya Viswanath and Noshir Dadrawala. (2004)
Philanthropy by Pakistani Diaspora in the US. Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. (2005).
Philanthropy and Indian Diaspora in the 21st Century. By Ajailiu (“Ajai”) Niumai, “presented at the AHRC/CRONEM (Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism) Conference 2009 at the University of Surrey, UK.
Philippine Diaspora at The Philanthropic Initiative. White paper on Philippine Diaspora Philanthropy, published Aug 2007, by Victoria P. Garchitorena, President, The Ayala Foundation, Inc.
Philippine Diaspora Giving. Online resource center on migrant philanthropy in the Philippines managed by the Institute for Migration and Development Issues (IMDI).
Portrait of a Giving Community: Philanthropy by the Pakistani-American Diaspora. Book by Adil Najam. A study examining the history, demography, and institutional geography of Pakistani-Americans, and how they manage multiple identities through charitable giving and volunteering.
Promoting Disapora Philanthropy: Lessons Being Learned. Special issue from the Asian Pacific Philanthropy Consortium on disapora giving; focus on China, India and Philippines.
Understanding the Giving Preferences of the Chinese American Diaspora. Study exploring the history, emerging trends, and projections of Chinese-American giving by Andy Ho and Dien Yuen. Published in the Journal of Asian Business.
Unraveling the Myths of Chinese American Giving: Exploring Donor Motivations and Effective Fundraising Strategies for U.S. Higher Education. Dissertation by Kozue Tsunoda submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, College Park.
Vietnamese American Diaspora. The Philanthropic Initiative. White paper on Vietnamese American Diaspora Philanthropy, published Aug 2007, by Mark S. Sidel, Professor of Law and Faculty Scholar at University of Iowa.
Vietnamese Investments & Diaspora. Article in VietnamNet that provides several statistics: (1) number of overseas Vietnamese companies created last year in Ho Chi Minh City was 528; with a tota capital of 144.5 million USD; (2) 2,344 overseas Vietnamese completed procedures to confirm their Vietnamese origin in order to operate under the Domestic Investment Law; (3) of these, Vietnamese Amerians accounted for 50% and Vietnamese-Europeans accounted for 30%; (4) Remittances from overseas Vietnamese via the banking system amounted to $2.7 million.