Giving in India: A guide for funders and charities (2009)

This report comes from a partnership between the consultancy and thinktank New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and Copal Partners in India, a leading provider of financial analysis, business intelligence and research services. It is the result of a year spent researching social needs and analysing dozens of charities working in Rajasthan, Delhi and across India, and is based on speaking to 150 Indian NGOs, mostly in the early childhood development and water and sanitation sectors.

The report provides a practical and useful toolkit for funders thinking of giving in the country. It also includes a simple framework that donors can use when thinking about where to allocate their funds, and suggests solutions to the problems associated with giving in India.

The report highlights four points that a donor should consider when determining where funds can create greatest impact: level of need; what works; activity by other actors; and the nature of the voluntary sector. The report elaborates these points and includes questions donors might put to Indian charities.


This report is tagged under:

  • Charity selection
  • Impact measurement
  • International giving