CDB Reports

Analysis

In-depth analyses on the issues facing Chinese civil society. Most of these articles have been written by CDB’s staff or translated from Chinese sources, while others are guest contributions from academics and NGO practitioners inside and outside of China.

Action plan issued to increase disabled employment

The General Office of the State Council issued the Three-Year Action Plan for Promoting Employment of Disabled Persons (2022-2024) on April 8. The plan proposes that from 2022 to 2024: At least 1 million disabled persons should be newly employed…

Gu Weimin: NGOs and government can improve cooperation

In recent years, the scope and frequency of government purchases of NGO services in China have gradually increased, which has helped to promote the sector’s development. To better understand the reasons and requirements of government purchases and how NGOs can…

Revealed: how a foreign NGO can legally operate in China

On January 1, 2017, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Domestic Activities of Overseas Non-Governmental Organizations (also known as: the NGO Law) came into effect. In the years since, it has become the most…

Roundup: delegates’ environmental proposals at Two Sessions

When it comes to the environmental protection issues discussed during China’s “Two Sessions” this year, carbon neutrality and resource conservation received most attention from the public, with 55.2 percent and 54 percent of respondents to a questionnaire claiming to be…

New research sheds light on migrant mothers (part 2)

As mentioned in the previous article, new research sheds light on migrant mothers, the Facilitators launched the Health Care Action for Working Mothers and released a report calling for more attention to be paid to this vulnerable group. Among the…

New research sheds light on migrant mothers

Beijing Social Work Development Center for Facilitators (the Facilitators), established in 2003, is one of the first professional social work organizations in China to provide services for migrant workers. In 2016, the Facilitators started to focus on the health of…

Empowering rural women: report details challenges

To raise awareness and better understand the needs and challenges surrounding the economic empowerment of women in rural China — and to support women in improving their living conditions, YouChange China Social Entrepreneur Foundation and Tsinghua University’s Philanthropy and NGO…

Two sessions: government encourages development of social organizations

The National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), referred to as the Two Sessions, are China’s most important annual political event, during which, the State Council presents an annual report to be deliberated over by…

Report details extent of child sexual abuse

In China, 223 cases of sexual assault against children (under 18 years old) involving 569 victims — the youngest being just two years old — were reported by the media in 2021, according to the Investigation Report on Child Sexual…

A good idea? Community trusts as a fundraising model

Community trusts are a model mainly used by non-profit organizations to raise funds from the public and distribute money to other organizations for project implementation. The model originated from the British Community Chest movement in the 19th century, flourished in…

How can big donors help higher education?

The first report on large donations to higher education providers in China, The 2021 Report on Major Gifts Received by University Foundations in China, was officially released in Beijing last month. “From a global perspective, large donations are an important…

Volunteering: what are the latest trends in China?

To record the development of volunteer work in China and promote policy advocacy and voluntary work though research, Beijing Huizeren Public Welfare Development Center started collaborating with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 2013 to publish the annual China…

Government procurement contracts: how can China’s NGOs improve?

Once NGOs in China were allowed to bid for government procurement contracts, many did just that — keen to demonstrate their ability and professionalism. Many wanted to explore a new social governance model: Initiated by the government; Undertaken by NGOs;…

Family life cycles: the impact of pneumoconiosis

“I cannot understand why misery would be like dominoes, with one following the other,” said a volunteer helping families impacted by pneumoconiosis. The volunteer was speaking in a rural county of Hunan Province in 2017. Shortly before a group of…

He Daofeng encourages philanthropists to be ‘fearless’

On the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening, He Daofeng, a retired philanthropist, was interviewed by China Foundation Forum (CFF). He shared his life experiences and said that he would be willing to help provide advice to the next…

The Tencent example: making charity a habit

The concept of “the third distribution” has encouraged businesses to take their social responsibilities more seriously and become involved in various charity projects. Following the trend, Tencent has spent 100 million yuan ($15.8 million) to launch the “Enterprises and Social…

Feng Yuan talks talent recruitment, development

Narada Foundation’s project director Feng Yuan recently shared some practices and reflections on talent acquisition and personnel development in the philanthropy sector. Since joining the foundation in 2011, Feng has been responsible for disaster relief and post-disaster reconstruction projects, as…