Philanthropists without borders: Supporting charities in developing countries

Donors can face a number of barriers when giving internationally. The lack of independent information on charities in developing countries and the vast scale of human suffering and environmental degradation can be overwhelming and off-putting.

Philanthropists without borders presents an overview of the current state of international giving, and aims to help donors tackle some of these barriers to funding overseas.

Did you know?

  • In 2006, people in the UK gave over £1bn to international causes.
  • Over 70% of the 122 donors NPC surveyed said they would be interested in research and advice on charities in developing countries.
  • 16% of civil society income in developing countries comes from philanthropy.

The report provides donors and potential donors with a framework for thinking about their international giving, and gives examples of success. The report also includes overviews on the areas of education, health and microfinance.