ab initio, DERC without the approval of the Lt Governor,may have some links with the government and some intelligence agencies in USA. Operating in India since 1951the full range of Fords grants are too numerous to list herebut a sample of the initiatives they have supported includes building the capacity of the Planning Commission through study tours and overseas fellowships for civil servants; helping to develop the Intensive Agricultural Development Programme to raise agricultural yields; helping to establish the National Institute of Design and the Indian Institutes of Management; and playing a role in scaling-up various pioneering NGOs including the Self Employed Womens Associationthe Public Service Broadcasting Trust and SPIC MACAY The Ford Foundation is also not the only foreign donor to play a seminal role in various development spheres in India Other notable examples include the MacArthur Foundationwhich played a significant role in supporting reproductive health programmesand more recentlythe Gates Foundationwhich has given large and sustained grant support towards shaping HIV/ Aids programme strategies in India Why does foreign funding play such an outsized role in the Indian development sector Historicallycharitable giving in India has coalesced around religious causes with there being no tradition of secularstrategic philanthropic giving at the national level Domestic philanthropic giving has also not kept pace with rapid economic growth and wealth creation A 2010 report by the consulting firm Bain and Company found that despite having amongst the highest growth rates for High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs) in the world defined as those with net assets of more than $1 million (after excluding the value of their primary residence) average philanthropic giving by such HNIs was only 22 per cent of their incomecompared to 9 per cent in the US Unlike historical and current American business magnates such as FordRockefellerMacArthurGatesDellPackard and Omidyarwho built independentprofessionally managed philanthropic foundations that evolved to be global in scopethe largest Indian business magnates with the notable exception of the Tatas have yet to build similar philanthropic institutions in India Given the rich history of foreign philanthropic support to Indian development initiativesthe government needs to move away from a xenophobic approach of policing foreign donors to one of encouraging philanthropic support to Indian causes In the short termthe FCRA needs to be amended to refocus on its original scope and to require the home ministry to present concrete evidence that can be challenged in an appropriate appellate authority or through judicial review to back up its decisions In the long runthe government needs to look at removing such widespread regulatory powers over the non-profit sector out of the ambit of the home ministry completely perhaps to a new specialised regulator-cum-promotional body like the Charities Commission in the UK The home ministry should be investigating anti-national activitiesnot development and philanthropic initiatives The writer heads Livelihood Equity Advisorsa Delhi-based for-profit organisation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News It lacks farsighted and bold leadership. all three deceased were women.

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