The new state of donation: Three decades of household giving to charity 1978 – 2008

This report presents a comprehensive analysis of the main trends in giving to charity over the last three decades using data from the government's Living Costs and Food survey.

Updated: 18/06/2015
Views: 1,897

Philanthropy and a better society

This report has been compiled in the light of the importance attached by government to the role of increased giving and philanthropy in achieving stronger communities and active citizenship.

Updated: 18/06/2015
Views: 1,841

CGAP Working Paper - The relationship between volunteering and charitable giving: review of evidence

This short report provides a synthesis of research findings into the relationship between volunteering and charitable giving.

Updated: 17/06/2015
Views: 1,972

CGAP Working Paper 2 - Government Expenditure on the Voluntary Sector in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

This paper, originally released in 2011, analyses government spending in the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish voluntary sectors for the years 2004- 05 to 2008-09.

Updated: 17/06/2015
Views: 1,812

Bias Blind Spot: Structure, Measurement, and Consequences

People can be unaware they possess deeply rooted bias which informs many of their personal and professional decisions, sometimes to their detriment. This research presents a method of recognising and measuring this 'bias blind spot'; a method that could be an indispensable management tool.

Updated: 10/07/2015
Views: 2,285

Business Models and People Management in the Indian IT Industry

The Indian IT industry has sustained high levels of growth in revenues and employment since the late 1980s. This study examines how managers and entrepreneurs in the Indian IT industry have explored and exploited human capital opportunities at various stages of the industry's evolution to create both innovative human resources (HR) practices and new business models.

Updated: 16/06/2015
Views: 2,654

Managing Longevity Risk - an analysis of the Swiss Re Kortis Bond


Andrew Hunt

 et al.

In 2010 Swiss Re issued the Kortis bond, the world's first "longevity trend bond" designed to enable the transfer of extreme longevity risk to the capital markets. Researchers at Cass Business School have produced the first analysis of the bond, looking at its design, its payoff, and key risk factors for it.

Updated: 13/07/2015
Views: 2,430

In tune with the spirit of the age? annual reports for the London Council of Social Service, 1919-1935

This paper selects three periods from the annual reports of the London Council of Social Service, those for 1918-19, 1920-1922 and 1930-1935 to explore the extent to which their content may be said to be "in tune with the Spirit of the Age."

Updated: 15/06/2015
Views: 1,689

CGAP Briefing Note 2 - Charitable giving by UK households at Christmas

Many charities run special appeals at Christmas, but what actually happens to giving? This briefing note presents new results from an analysis of seasonal patterns in giving to charities.

Updated: 11/06/2015
Views: 1,611