The forming of partnerships between corporations and fledgling Asian NGOs is a recent trend in Asia Pacific philanthropy. In August 1997, JCIE began researching the effectiveness of philanthropic collaboration in Asia Pacific with an 18-month grant from the Hitachi Foundation. The research entailed assessing 12 successful instances of philanthropic collaboration in China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Australia. These case studies were aimed at providing a means to understand how these corporate-NGO partnerships work and to cast light on the philosophy behind corporate philanthropy. Researchers also considered corporate dynamics, NGO dynamics, and corporate-NGO dynamics. Local NPOs, in conjunction with JCIE staff, conducted the case studies. Research was conducted from September 1997 to March 1998. Researchers prepared draft reports for an August 1998 Bangkok workshop, and final versions of the papers were presented at a June 1999 conference in Tokyo.

The final reports were published in 1999 in a publication edited by Tadashi Yamamoto and Kim Gould Ashizawa that is directed at a broad audience, from business and government to NGOs and other relevant sectors. Both English and Japanese versions are available.

This project was supported through a generous grant from the Hitachi Foundation.


Corporate-NGO Partnership: Learning from Case Studies
TADASHI YAMAMOTO, President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Peduli Aqua—DML Program
EKA BUDIANTA, Executive Director, Friends of Aqua Foundation; Director of Social Affairs, PT Tirta Investama
Panmai Group Partnership
PAIBOON WATTANASIRITHAM, Director-General, Government Savings Bank
ANUCHAT POUNGSOMLEE, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University at Salaya, Thailand
All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and the Glorious Cause Program
ZHANG YE, Director, China Program, Asia Foundation
Cebu Hillyland Development Program
CRISTINA V. PAVIA, Casebank Development Coordinator, Training and Consulting Unit, Philippine Business for Social Progress
British Petroleum Partnership with Save the Children and Fauna and Flora International
NGUYEN VAN THANH, Former Executive Vice President, Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations
Tadashi Yamamoto
Bankers Trust Barangay Improvement Project
HIROSHI PETER KAMURA, Executive Director, Japan Center for International Exchange, Inc. (USA)
Levi Strauss Donor Advised Fund in Japan
HIDEKO KATSUMATA, Executive Secretary, Japan Center for International Exchange
SUSAN HUBBARD, Program Associate, Intellectual Exchange Program, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Toyota Able Art Forum
MIO KAWASHIMA, Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
Yasuda Kasai and the Japan Environmental Education Forum
Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund