Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52943
Authors: 
Micklewright, John
Wright, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/82
Abstract: 
Charitable donations by private individuals and firms can help fund the Millennium Development Goals. What are the prospects for increasing donations for international development, whether from small-scale donors, the super-rich (as in the recent gifts by Bill Gates and Ted Turner), or the corporate sector? The paper starts by reviewing how large are the sums currently given in OECD countries (including gifts of time) and the problems development has in competing with domestic causes. It then looks at possibilities for the future, including tax deductions, the new ‘global funds’, corporate social responsibility and ‘cause-related marketing’, the use of the Internet, and longterm donor education.
Subjects: 
charities
philanthropy
volunteering
development finance
JEL: 
D64
F35
L31
O19
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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