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From Charity to Social Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy

Barbara Ibrahim and Dina H. Sherif


Persistent societal problems and wealth creation in the Arab region are driving a new generation of actors to commit their resources for the greater public welfare. Widely known as philanthropy, voluntary contributions to causes that serve a public good are a longstanding and important aspect of cultures in the Arab region. What is of particular interest today is the proliferation of ways in which this private giving is being channeled into new institutional forms. In significant ways, some local philanthropy is becoming more strategic in its aims—by which is meant utilizing resources effectiv ... More

Keywords: societal problems, wealth creation, public welfare, philanthropy, voluntary contributions, public good, private giving, philanthropic trends, institutionalized giving, charitable contributions

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162077
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Ibrahim, editor

Dina H. Sherif, editor

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