In March 2020, China Development Brief (CDB) along with another 14 public welfare organisations conducted an online survey to understand what negative effects the COVID-19 pandemic brought to public welfare organisations in China and what long-term effects it will have on these organisations in the post-pandemic era. A year later, with the pandemic still a threat to global development and security, CDB has contended the difficulties faced by public welfare organisations and their demands may have changed.
To grasp a better understanding of the picture, CDB decided to conduct another survey in March 2021. Different from the previous survey, this year the questions primarily focus on difficulties and demands in funding, instead of more general programme and team management issues.
Starting from March 17, this survey collected data from 410 respondents until March 28. Considering the types of organisations CDB targets are local small- and medium-sized, community programme-based and grassroots hub organisations with external funding (government procurement and financial support from domestic foundations), the actual effective samples are 399.
Among them, 331 samples are medium-sized service-oriented public welfare organisations, and 46 are grassroots hub public welfare organisations. Despite limitations such as an insufficient sample size from different locations for statistical measurement, this report has reflected on the genuine difficulties and needs faced and required by local public welfare organisations in the midst of the pandemic. Click here to access the full report and read the results of the survey.