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
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
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.
As Foreign Funding Dries Up, Gansu NGOs Find It Harder to Survive
This article examines the dilemma faced by grassroots NGOs in the western part of China with the decline of international funding, and whether domestic funding, particularly from private foundations, might fill the gap.
How is the Freeze on Global Fund Funding to China Affecting Grassroots Groups?
This article sheds much-needed light on a very complex situation triggered by the Global Fund’s announcement in March of 2011 that it would freeze its HIV/AIDS funding in China.
Chinese Volunteers to Test the Water in Africa
This article profiles two Chinese volunteers who are in the first batch of volunteers to be sent overseas by China through the international organization, Volunteer Services Overseas (UK). These volunteers will participate in international poverty-relief and development efforts in Africa
New Frontiers In China’s Third Sector Development: Strategizing For Effective Advocacy
Noakes’ report provides some specific recommendations for international funders and NGOs interested in strengthening issue advocacy networks that would involve Chinese NGOs in playing a larger role in shaping policy