China Philanthropy Progress Index Released - Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong Are in Top Five
On March 29, the China Philanthropy Research Institute of China Normal University and the China Global Philanthropy Institute jointly released the "China Philanthropy Progress Index." The Index shows that Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong are in top five.
The Index includes four first-level indicators "policy environment, organization development, contribution & influence and social engagement" and 20 second-level indicators. 31 domestic provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) are evaluated based on the data of authoritative publications such as China Statistical Yearbook and China Civil Affairs' Statistical Yearbook.
The top ten provinces in the 2014 rankings of the Index were Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Ningxia, Shandong, Chongqing, Hunan and Fujian.
According to a reporter of Legal Evening News, the Index aims to make a comprehensive, objective, systematic and continuous analysis of the formulation and implementation of philanthropic policies and the development of philanthropy in different provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, and make accurate judgment on philanthropic development in China, in order to promote the innovation of China's philanthropic policies, the healthy development of philanthropy and the construction of a moderately prosperous society.
The study results of the Index from 2012 to 2014 show that Beijing coming out on top for three consecutive years enjoys prominent advantage in organization development, contribution & influence and social engagement.
Apart from Beijing, four cities, namely Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong were ranked among the top five for three years in a row. With comprehensive and balanced advantage in policy environment, organization development, contribution & influence and social engagement, Jiangsu was ranked second, second and third from 2012 to 2014, respectively.
According to the measurement results of the second-level indicators, China's philanthropy has developed healthily overall. All areas have implemented national policies such as direct registration of social organizations and financial support for social organizations' involvement in public services, formulated local philanthropic regulations, and renovated policies such as direct registration of social organizations and delegation of the authority of administrative examination and approval, in order to promote the long-term development of philanthropy in China.