Online web platform and publication China Development Brief (English) would like to announce the release of its recently-completed Chinese NGO Directory, which includes detailed profiles of more than 250 Chinese grassroots NGOs (non-government organizations) and a Special Report analyzing the landscape of NGOs contained in the Directory. The Directory is available online, and a print version will be available for sale by December of 2012. The Directory, which distinguishes between independent, non-profit NGOs and government-run or affiliated institutions, was compiled through a thorough, year-long process in order to develop the most comprehensive and authoritative listing of the more established, active, and influential Chinese grassroots NGOs working in the public interest sector. Covering more than 28 provinces and municipalities, the Directory includes NGOs working in areas such as environmental protection, public health, migrants and labor, gender, child welfare, law and rights, disabilities, education and more.The accompanying Special Report, written by Dr. Shawn Shieh and Amanda Brown-Inz, will include analysis and mapping of the NGO landscape in China with a discussion of geographic and sectoral trends, organizational capacity, and funding patterns. Together, the Directory and Special Report form an important resource that can be used by the international community to understand, connect with, and support grassroots Chinese NGOs.
About China Development Brief: Operating in China for more than fifteen years, China Development Brief (CDB) is an integral part of the grassroots Chinese NGO community. It is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the Chinese non-profit and social development sectors, and its website (cdb.org.cn) serves as an important information-sharing and networking platform for China’s grassroots NGOs.CDB (English) is a new initiative associated with CDB, dedicated to promoting the international community’s understanding and support of Chinese grassroots NGOs through translated content published on its website (chinadevelopmentbrief.cn). It also produces special reports on specific issues concerning Chinese civil society and social development, and provides consulting services on China’s non-profit sector.