Who We Are

China Development Brief

Created in 1996 in Kunming, and currently based in Beijing, China Development Brief (CDB) is China’s first independent platform for civil society. Using both English and Chinese, CDB provides services of media and communication, research, consultancy and resource-matching to NGOs, foundations, enterprises, individuals and research institutes. CDB registered as an NGO named “Beijing E-share Civil Society Information Center” in 2017.

Our Mission

Promoting the sustainable development of civil society through information exchange and the matching of resources, based on the principles of independence and professionalism.

Our Strategic Goals

By capitalizing on our platform, CDB aims to promote the sharing and exchange of development ideas, knowledge, experiences, and approaches; enhance the opportunities for grassroots NGOs to spread their voice; and drive the resource matching for NGOs in terms of funding, talent, and capacity.

Core Activities

What we are really great at


Publicizing information on civil society.


Consultancy, research and experience sharing.

Resource Matching

of funds, talent, knowledge and skills.


Knowledge and skills training.

Board of Directors

CDB Leadership

Director General

Deputy Director General and Executive Director

Directors (in alphabetical order)


Advisory Committee (in alphabetical order)