Keyword: International Partnerships

Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation?

Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation?

In this timely article based on his book-length study, Brian Tomlinson argues for a larger role for civil society in delivering aid between countries in the global South.

NGOs Have a Role in Organizing Society: An Interview with Michael Busgen

NGOs Have a Role in Organizing Society: An Interview with Michael Busgen

CDB Editor, Liu Haiying, interviews Michael Busgen, long-time observer of China’s NGO sector, who offers some refreshing commentary on the past, present and future of China’s NGOs.

The Sudan-China Abu Ushar Friendship Hospital: China's First Overseas Charitable NGO Project

The Sudan-China Abu Ushar Friendship Hospital: China’s First Overseas Charitable NGO Project

In an article excerpted from the 2012 China Blue Book of Philanthropy, Lin Yuanzhuan recounts an important internationalizing step by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA).

Chinese Aid Abroad: The People’s Forum on International Social Responsibility

Chinese Aid Abroad: The People’s Forum on International Social Responsibility

Assistant Director of CDB (English) Tom Bannister and CDB intern Luke Winship report on an influential forum on the role of China in overseas aid.

Chinese NGOs in a Globalizing World

Chinese NGOs in a Globalizing World

Wu Chen discusses a weakness of China’s grassroots NGOs that prevents them from fully participating in international development discussions: their lack of English language skills and familiarity with international perspectives.

“Non-Legal” Orphanages and the Chinese State

“Non-Legal” Orphanages and the Chinese State

In this summary of a broader project, Anna High examines the survival and oversight of local, grassroots NGOs engaged in a particularly sensitive sector: the care of orphans by underground church groups and foreign mission workers.

A Chinese NGO with International Characteristics: The Morning Tears Advocacy Model

A Chinese NGO with International Characteristics: The Morning Tears Advocacy Model

China’s internationalization has led to the emergence of NGOs that no longer fit neatly into the Chinese NGO or international NGO category but rather constitute a hybrid. Fiorinda Di Fabio looks at one such hybrid and its blueprint for conducting effective advocacy on child protection and welfare in China.

International NGOs Should Increase, Not Reduce, Their Support for Chinese Civil Society Organizations

International NGOs Should Increase, Not Reduce, Their Support for Chinese Civil Society Organizations

In response to cutbacks in international funding assistance to China, Yu Fangqiang, executive director of the Nanjing-based civil rights NGO, Justice For All, says that, now more than ever, Chinese NGOs need more funding and support from the international community.

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Chinese Overseas Investment in Cambodia: Conflicts and Solutions

Cao Ke and Wang Xiaojuan of the Heinrich Boll Foundation’s China office report on the environmental and social conflicts stemming from Chinese overseas investment and provide recommendations on how those conflicts can be ameliorated.

Transnational Activism with Chinese Characteristics

Transnational Activism with Chinese Characteristics

This review introduces a newly-released book on transnational civil society in China written by Professor Chen Jie of the University of Western Australia. Based on extensive fieldwork and mining of the transnational civil society literature, this book looks at the socio-political implications of the operation of international NGOs (INGOs) in China

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Joining Forces to Integrate Gender and Development

Guo Ting, reports on Chinese women and environmental organizations joining international development NGOs on the eve of the Rio+20 meeting in calling for greater emphasis on gender considerations in future sustainable development discussions

Bringing "Pro Bono" to Beijing: A Case Study in Localizing International Practices

Bringing "Pro Bono" to Beijing: A Case Study in Localizing International Practices

Amanda Brown-Inz profiles a partnership between the international nonprofit, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), and the Chinese nonprofit, Huizeren Volunteering Development Center, to bring international “pro bono” volunteering practices to Beijing.

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar

Yu Xiaogang, one of China’s best-known environmentalists and founder of the Yunnan NGO, Green Watershed, writes about the environmental and social impact of China’s rapidly growing investment in Myanmar.  

Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China’s AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond

Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China’s AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond

Jia Ping, founder of the China Global Fund Watch Initiative, discusses the Global Fund’s legacy in China and the unintended consequences that will result from the Global Fund’s pullout….

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

Social Innovation Guru Focuses on Pattern Changes – An Interview with Ashoka’s Bill Drayton

CDB Researcher, Fu Tao, interviews Ashoka’s founder and CEO, Bill Drayton, on his views concerning social innovation and social innovators, and Ashoka’s global experiences in different countries, including plans to develop a China presence

Development Aid, NGOs and Civil Society: Exploring the Contradictions

Development Aid, NGOs and Civil Society: Exploring the Contradictions

China Development Brief’s founder, Nick Young, writes about the impact of international aid historically, pointing to its contradictory effects particularly on the NGO community both in China and abroad. 

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

Civil Society Contributions to Policy Innovation in China

In this original English-language article, Amanda Brown-Inz and Sabine Mokry report on an international conference held in May of this year in Beijing on civil society contributions to policy innovation in China.

International Positions Draw Local Talent

International Positions Draw Local Talent

As part of their analysis of staff recruitment in the NGO sector in China, Zhang Gengrui and Fu Tao examine another interesting trend taking place as part of China’s global expansion: the growing number of jobs in the international development sector that are targeting mainland Chinese talent.