Publications by China Development Brief

CDB Special Issue on Chinese NGOs Going Out
CDB Special Issue on Chinese NGOs Going Out
    This CDB Special Issue is produced by China Development Brief It features one new article and ten articles from the CDB archives on the subject of Chinese NGOs working overseas. We have collected them here so that they can provide a useful resource to our readers. Date of publishing: September 2015. Thanks to ...
CDB Special Issue on Women's Organizations in China
CDB Special Issue on Women’s Organizations in China
This CDB Special Issue is produced by China Development Brief It features twelve articles that CDB has published over the past few years. We have collected them here so that they can provide a useful resource and reach new readers in the anniversary year of the 1995 Beijing UN Women’s Conference – a significant milestone ...
CDB Volunteering Brochure
CDB Volunteering Brochure
The organizations included in this brochure are nonprofit NGOs based throughout mainland China. They seek to address issues in a variety of sectors, including children, community development, environment, gender, legal aid, migrant issues, public health and disabilities. China Development Brief staff have contacted all of these organizations to understand their specific needs and requirements for ...
CDB English Quarterly - Spring 2014
CDB English Quarterly – Spring 2014
The CDB English Quarterly Spring 2014 issue sums up the 9 best articles published on chinadevelopmentbrief.cn during the spring 2014. It includes articles articles on Chinese philanthropy, the Chinese women’s rights movement and Volunteering in Sichuan. We hope you’ll have a good read.   The CDB team
A CDB Special Report: The Diversification of Public Advocacy in China (March 2013)
A CDB Special Report: The Diversification of Public Advocacy in China (March 2013)
  This report was originally produced in Chinese by China Development Brief’s staff: Guo Ting (Associate Editor) and Fu Tao (Senior Researcher), with additional assistance from Liu Haiying (Editor). It has been translated into English for wider accessibility. Translations and editing were overseen by Dr. Shawn Shieh, Editor of China Development Brief (English), and Amanda ...
A CDB Special Report: Mapping China’s Public Interest NGOs
A CDB Special Report: Mapping China’s Public Interest NGOs
This Special Report was written to accompany the Chinese NGO Directory: A Civil Society in the Making (A China Development Brief publication, 2013), and provides an analysis of the data gathered for the Directory. About this report This Special Report was written to accompany the Chinese NGO Directory: A Civil Society in the Making  (A ...
Special Report: The Roles and Challenges of International NGOs in China's Development
Special Report: The Roles and Challenges of International NGOs in China’s Development
  This report was written by Dr. Shawn Shieh (谢世宏), Director and Editor of China Development Brief (English), and Signe Knutson (柯思林) who was a Visiting Research Fellow at CDB (English) during the Spring of 2011.  An earlier version of this report appeared in the 2012 Blue Book of Philanthropy (Social Sciences Academic Press (China), ...
Special Issue: Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer 2011)
Special Issue: Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer 2011)
China Development Brief (English)   Inaugural Special Issue: New Trends in Philanthropy and Civil Society in China (Summer 2011)   (Purchase a PDF copy of the Special Issue for only USD 10) Preface The philanthropy sector in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has come a long way since the 1980s and 1990s, when it ...

Other Publications

Alliance Magazine: Solidarity -- More in Common?
Alliance Magazine: Solidarity — More in Common?
Alliance magazine aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among philanthropists, social investors and others working for social change worldwide in order to maximize the impact of funding for social development. To help achieve this, Alliance offers FREE electronic only subscriptions to those involved with this field based in China. Find out more here> ...
Alliance Magazine: Philanthropy scholarship and practice - bridging the divide
Alliance Magazine: Philanthropy scholarship and practice – bridging the divide
  Alliance magazine aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among philanthropists, social investors and others working for social change worldwide in order to maximize the impact of funding for social development. To help achieve this, Alliance offers FREE electronic only subscriptions to those involved with this field based in China. Find out more ...
Tools for Gender Sensitive Planning and Implementation
Tools for Gender Sensitive Planning and Implementation
  This training module was jointly produced by UNIFEM (the Women’s Fund at the United Nations), the European Commission and the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization. The module is divided into two units. The first unit contains an overview of gender analysis as a systematic way of identifying factors that contribute to ...
Non-State Actors in Asian Development Cooperation: The Role of Non-governmental Organizations
Non-State Actors in Asian Development Cooperation: The Role of Non-governmental Organizations
Organized jointly by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and The Asia Foundation (TAF), the “Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation” (AADC) dialogue series brings together development experts and government officials from the Asia region and beyond to share perspectives and to facilitate mutual learning between and among emerging Asian donors, recipient countries, and DAC members. In ...
Civil Society from the BRICS: Emerging Roles in the New International Development Landscape
Civil Society from the BRICS: Emerging Roles in the New International Development Landscape
First Published by the Institute of Development Studies in February 2016, this report looks at the transformations across the multiple dimensions of international development in which civil society organizations from BRICS play a role. It begins with an analysis of the domestic context within which they operate. It then examines in greater detail their roles in ...
‘Going Out’ or Staying In? The Expansion of Chinese NGOs in Africa
‘Going Out’ or Staying In? The Expansion of Chinese NGOs in Africa
  Provided by SelectedWorks, this article examines the overseas behaviour of Chinese NGOs in two African nations, Ethiopia and Malawi, with varying political regime types. It suggests that irrespective of regime type, Chinese NGOs are yet to make a substantial impact in either nation. The authors argue that, despite the strength of the Chinese state and high levels of ...
China’s Engagement in International Development Cooperation The State of the Debate
China’s Engagement in International Development Cooperation The State of the Debate
  Published by the Institute of Development Studies, this research aims to investigate the recent evolution of China’s discourse on development and aid. More precisely, how do China’s policymakers and influential scholars understand and debate China’s role in the field of international development aid, specifically in the context of China as a ‘rising power’? However, ...
Alliance Magazine: for Philanthropy and Social Investment Worldwide
Alliance Magazine: for Philanthropy and Social Investment Worldwide
  Alliance magazine aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among philanthropists, social investors and others working for social change worldwide in order to maximize the impact of funding for social development. To help achieve this, Alliance offers FREE electronic only subscriptions to those involved with this field based in China. Find out more ...
Online Fundraising in China: A Research Report on Third Party Platforms in 2014
Online Fundraising in China: A Research Report on Third Party Platforms in 2014
This report, the first ever research report published by China Association of Fundraising Professionals on the topic of fundraising in China, was made possible by joint efforts of the Department of Social Responsibility, Alibaba Group and Recende Fundraising Research Center. This report aims at looking deep into the general situation of online fundraising platforms run ...
2015 Foundation Rankings
2015 Foundation Rankings
  This report is produced by the China Foundation Rankings and translated by CDB. The China Foundation Rankings is an advocacy exercise launched in 2013 by five grassroots NGOs: the Love Together Public Welfare Innovation Organization (One Kilogram More), the Chinese Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), Leling, the Social Resources Institute (SRI) and the New ...
Discussion Paper for the Roundtable Discussion on Working Together to Address Civic Space in Asia and the Pacific
Discussion Paper for the Roundtable Discussion on Working Together to Address Civic Space in Asia and the Pacific
  This Discussion Paper is written by Prof. Mark Sidel. Mark Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin. In 2015-16 he will also serve as the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Visiting Chair in Community Foundations at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. In addition to ...
Promoting Women’s Leadership Roles in the AIDS Response
Promoting Women’s Leadership Roles in the AIDS Response
  This report is written by Zhang Tao.  Zhang Tao is a scholar-activist with a wide range of experience in Chinese civil society development. Women’s participation and leadership, monitoring and evaluation are just part of her area of expertise. Zhang provides strategic and programmatic support to grassroots initiatives in China’s health sector to enable more ...
Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China
Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China
“Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” is a series of interviews conducted in 2014 by Dr Andreas Fulda with leaders in American, European, and Chinese donor and implementing organizations. They aim to shed light on development trends in civil society assistance, portray flagship civil society initiatives, and provide good practice examples. All interviews are published in English ...
“My Life is too Dark to See the Light” A Survey of the Living Conditions of Transgender Female Sex Workers in Beijing and Shanghai
“My Life is too Dark to See the Light” A Survey of the Living Conditions of Transgender Female Sex Workers in Beijing and Shanghai
Asia Catalyst’s 72 page report documents the daily reality for transgender female sex workers in Beijing and Shanghai. Based on 10 months’ research by Asia Catalyst and two Chinese community based organizations, Beijing Zuoyou Center and Shanghai CSW (commercial sex worker) & MSM (men who have sex with men) Center, the report documents discrimination, police ...
Catching the Rising Tide: Chinese Donor Strategies and Implications
Catching the Rising Tide: Chinese Donor Strategies and Implications
Catching the Rising Tide – A Report Reveals the Secret of Donor-NGO Relationship in China   Quick Review of Report Five distinctive donor segments with different motivations and strategies Cultivate engagement throughout the donor lifecycle to create healthy strategic donor-NPO relationships Donors can have far greater impact beyond funding, by leveraging their employee volunteers, sharing their ...
Full report on the 2013 Eu-China NGO Twinning Exchange
Full report on the 2013 Eu-China NGO Twinning Exchange
  In 2013 the Stiftung Asienhaus supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung created the first-of-its-kind EU-China NGO Twinning exchange program, laying the foundation for a vital and sustainable connection between China’s and Europe’s NGOs. Five Chinese and five European NGOs working on very diverse topics of civil society took part in the mutual exchange which ...
Philanthropy as an Emerging Contributor to Development Cooperation (UNDP, 2014)
Philanthropy as an Emerging Contributor to Development Cooperation (UNDP, 2014)
The world is at a pivotal moment for global development cooperation. While many stakeholders are brought increasingly into international development processes, philanthropy stands apart, despite the scale, ambition and potential of philanthropy’s contributions to international development. A range of issues and recommendations are raised in this report, commissioned by the United Nations Development Program. Philanthropy’s ...
UNDP/NESTA Chinese social innovation toolkit
UNDP/NESTA Chinese social innovation toolkit
A Chinese-language Innovation Toolkit aimed at enhancing social innovation was launched at the UNDP compound in China in association with the UK innovation group Nesta.  The toolkit has been translated for a Chinese audience and is expected to greatly assist the burgeoning innovation sector within China. The toolkit provides practical templates and models to assist ...