Civil Society plays an increasingly important role in international human and social welfare. The most important prerequisite for the development of the NGO sector is a steady level of trust and engagement from society. This public trust and engagement is based the organization’s level of accountability.

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112 Chinese Charities Have Pledged to Promote Transparency Through a New Government Disclosure Platform

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To restore public trust in charities, 112 Chinese organizations are on track to participate in a government-sponsored information disclosure platform

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New Canadian, Internet Based Initiatives Launched to Increase Charity Transparency and Accountability

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- Opinion: Internet puts focus on charities’ accountability Article posted on The Vancouver Sun by Malcolm Burrows, 25 September 2012 Over the past six months, publicly accessible financial data about Canadian charities has taken a huge leap forward. Demands for increased …

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The Business of Charity Should be Transparent

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If the public is to be assured of the integrity of the charities allowed to solicit donations, donors should have ready access to all the information they need about a charity before they give their money.

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New Law Draft Submitted to Relieve the Trust Crisis in Chinese Charity Organizations

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A new law draft, aiming to enhance the transparency of the charity sector, which was rocked by scandal last summer, has been submitted to the State Council for further review, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) yesterday.

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(US) Is it Time to Rethink the Scope of Transparency and Disclosure in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Realms?

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Is it time to rethink the scope of transparency and disclosure in the nonprofit and philanthropic realms? We think it is, but warning signs abound if law and regulation mandate more transparency.

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