The roundtable convened leaders in philanthropy, corporate giving and non-profit organisations to discuss how the effectiveness of giving can be enhanced through institutional philanthropy and improved governance practices in this sector in the Gulf Region. 

The event responded to key findings of the Pearl Initiative’s regional survey launched to highlight how governance practices are adopted in the philanthropic and non-profit sector as well as the expectations of donors who fund philanthropic activities. Our research shows that governance as well as specific areas such as impact measurement and transparency are key issues that organisations, foundations and institutional donors consider important to better understand, adopt and contemplate when making decisions.