Project Director Lester Salamon presents the PtP concept in Beijing

In January 2017, Center Director Lester Salamon visited Beijing at the invitation of the Asia Foundation Beijing Office to speak to foundation leaders and students at the China Foundation Centre (CFC), China Donor Roundtable (CDR), and the China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) about key issues facing the foundation and nonprofit sectors in China.   From a PtP perspective, this visit represented a key opportunity to bring the Philathropication thru Privatization concept to one of the most fertile fields in privatization today. In fact, as detailed by the Privatization Barometer’s PB Report for 2014-2015: “China was, by far, the leading privatizing country during both 2014 and 2015, raising $73.6 billion (€55.7 billion) during 2014, and an astonishing $133.3 billion (€123.0 billion) through August 2015.”   The massive scale of these privatization transactions present a crucial opportunity to build endowed foundations to advance social progress in the country—but only if stakeholders are aware of and advocate for PtP outcomes during the privatization process itself. With this in mind, Dr. Salamon presented the PtP project and conducted an extended conversation on the concept with students, scholars, and philanthropic leaders at CGPI on January 12, 2017. The full session is available here: Part 1 |...

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