Over the years, foundations and non-profit organisations in the Gulf Region have increased both in size and scope. The desire to generate scalable impact through philanthropy has also grown and questions about efficiency, strategy and transparency in the sector have been raised and discussed across various regional and international platforms.

The key to achieving this access is sound governance mechanisms that promote greater efficiency and accountability in the sector. Pearl Initiative’s research on the sector shows that donors and non-profit organisations believe that improving governance practices is a priority for the Gulf Region’s philanthropic sector.

This roundtable convened leading representatives from the sector in Saudi Arabia to launch the “Governance in Philanthropy Fundamentals” guide and toolkits, developed in collaboration with King Khalid Foundation. The publication is delivered as part of the Pearl Initiative’s Governance in Philanthropy programme, which aims to promote the implementation of governance best practices in philanthropy.