Chaudhary Foundation to run Doing Good Index survey in Nepal

Published On: May 8, 2019 08:34 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 8: Chaudhary Foundation will run the survey for Doing Good Index (DGI) 2020 in Nepal. At an event organized in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the foundation announced that the survey will examine the environment for philanthropic works and private social investment in the country. 

Center for Asian Philanthropy and Society, a Hong Kong-based organization, runs the survey across 17 Asian economies. Chaudhary Foundation will lead the survey for Nepal, according to information provided on the occasion. 

"The Doing Good Index will help us in creating an environment of trust, promote a feeling of altruism, and encourage a practice of giving," Managing Director of Chaudhary Group Nirvana Chaudhary said on the occasion. 

The survey will be conducted among organizations and entities from the private and non-government sectors that work for social good in the country. 

The index serves as a unique and useful body of data for Asian governments as well as for nonprofits, foundations and charities in Asia, to learn from each other, according to the foundation. 

The index analyzes four key areas – tax and fiscal policy, regulatory regimes, socio-cultural ecosystem, and government procurement – that affect the functioning and delivery of social goods by organizations in Nepal. The index reveals how Asian economies are catalyzing philanthropic giving, the foundation said. 

"One of the major objectives of the survey is to research and promote public policies that best enable the giving and receiving of private social investment," the foundation added.

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