Keyword: Economic Development

Mercy Corps co-hosts Beijing forum on achieving UN sustainability goals

Mercy Corps co-hosts Beijing forum on achieving UN sustainability goals

The China NGO Network for International Exchanges and the American NGO Mercy Corps jointly hosted a ten day forum on “China’s role in global partnerships in achieving the UN sustainable development goals”, held in the United Nations Millennium hotel. China’s permanent representative to the UN, Ma Zhaoxu, delivered the keynote address. Speakers included the China NGO Network for International Exchanges secretary general Zhu Rui, representative of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Office for Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development Marc-Andre Dorel, the executive vice-president of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Wang Hangzui, and Mercy Corps’ Ann Vaughan. Ma Zhaoxu claimed that presently the recovery …read more

Chinese social organizations contributed 278.9 billion RMB to the economy in 2016

On August 16th, a conference presenting the results of the “Chinese Social Organization Economic Scale (N-GDP) Calculation” research project was held in Beijing. During the conference Ma Qingyu, a professor from the Chinese National School of Administration and director of the Beijing Wanzhong Institute of Social Innovation, presented a set of data that specifically reflects Chinese social organizations’ contribution to the overall economy. In 2016, the added value of Chinese social organizations was approximately 278.9 billion RMB. This figure constitutes 0.37% of the annual GDP and 0.73% of the added value of the tertiary industry. Meanwhile, the total expenditure of Chinese social organizations in 2016, 637.3 billion RMB, contributed to …read more