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This study analyses how governments and development agencies have implemented "migrants and development" policies over the past three decades to promote the engagement of diasporas and their members in the development of countries of origin. It focuses specifically on the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France, but also considers Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain. The author concludes that in general, it would be a mistake to assume that diaspora groups and their members should be taught how to "do" development or how best to spend their remittances. Diaspora organisations have survived independently for many years; any attempt to patronise or to state "what is best for them" would appear to be a recipe for failure. The challenge for development actors is not to make diaspora organisations more like them, but to build on their unique strengths.
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD);
This evaluation undertakes a critical appraisal of the "Immigrant Citizens Survey (ICS)". The survey was funded under the European Integration Fund and jointly coordinated by the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG). The survey was implemented in cooperation with research, polling and launch partners in the 7 countries covered by the survey. The survey was implemented in 2011 and 2012 and launched in May 2012.
Associations et Fondations Assistance;
This report presents a snapshot of the foundation sector in Belgium. It mainly focused on the evolution in the sector since 2003, when a new legal statute for foundations was introduced.
King Baudouin Foundation;
The book is divided in three parts. The first deals with the problem of defining the third sector in Belgium; the second part presents a quantitative analysis of the sector, and the third chapter provides a detailed analysis of the employment in the sector. The appendix includes interviews to representatives of non-profit organisations about the management of the organisations.
Fondation de France;
A survey analysing interviews conducted with 42 managers and business leaders in France, Belgium and the UK. Shares their views on corporate involvement in social issues, and underlines the importance of communication sustainability. Offers an overview of the current situation in the context of the global economy.
Fondation Roi Baudouin;
This report describes the voluntary sector in Belgium and abroad. It describes improvements that could be made to the juridical situation that governs the third sector. Additionally, it acknowledges the societal contribution of volunteers and the non-profit organisations for which they work.
Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies;
Drawing on the findings of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, this report provides a broad overview of the civil society sector in countries spanning all six inhabited continents and includes just-released data on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The report provides a comparative overview of the civil society sector in 35 countries; analyzes the scope, size, composition, and financing of the sector, including new data on nonprofit employment, volunteering, expenditures, and revenues; examines geographic patterns and characteristics of the nonprofit sector; and presents data in dozens of easy-to-read charts.
This report is the result of a survey carried out by researchers from the Higher Institute for Labour Studies (HIVA) on development by co-operation and through co-operative organisations. The main topics of the study are the renewed interest in this form of enterprise and the ways co-operatives from the North support and collaborate with their co-operative colleagues in the South.
Hogor Institut Voor de Arbeid;
This report is a joint project between the King Baudouin Foundation and the European Foundation Centre to map and describe the foundation sector in Belgium. It contains information on the types of foundations in Belgium, their history, the activities they undertake; their financial status; and the types and amount of financial support they give. It concludes with recommendations for greater transparency and communication.
European Foundation Centre (EFC);
This report was created by the European Foundation Centre at the request of the CERA Foundation and provides a general introduction to the different types of independent funders active across Europe, to their work and objectives, and to the way they operate. It also includes an introduction to the development and activities of funders active in Belgium and includes a bibliography and statistical data.
EMES European Research Network;
This working paper is part of a larger research project entitled "The Socio-Economic Performance of Social Enterprises in the Field of Integration by Work" (PERSE). The whole PERSE Project is coordinated by Marthe Nyssens (CERISIS, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) and is financed by the Europe Commission. This particular paper focuses on social enterprises in Belgium. It describes their context, origin and evolution. The paper includes a substantial bibliography.