Constructing a Developmental and Transformational Philanthropy in Africa

This report – looking at seven countries (Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa) – gives a detailed picture not just of the legislative environment for philanthropy in Africa, but the space that philanthropy occupies.

The countries studied are different in terms of culture, history, politics, legal regimes, economic development, identity formation and traditions of philanthropy among others. Yet they all have a culture of giving and all possess resources that can be harnessed for sustainable development, particularly in the era of the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

The report manages to profile these counties and contextualise philanthropy both in its practice and theorisation.


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