The Lien Centre for Social Innovation has launched the fourth publication in its Social Insight Series. The publication entitled “Levers for Change: Philanthropy in Select South East Asian Countries”, examines the growth of strategic philanthropy in four countries – Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Through analysis of the policy environment, infrastructure supporting philanthropy, giving practices and field interviews, the report attempts to answer key questions and common assumptions about philanthropy in Asia, such as: Has the fast pace of wealth creation in the region led to increased philanthropy and has that philanthropy been strategic in addressing critical social issues? What is the role of public policy in shaping philanthropy and its development?Our CEO, Naina Batra attended the launch of this publication yesterday, February 17, 2014 together with other representatives from the social sector. AVPN earned a mention during the launch as well as in the publication, as a strong proponent of venture philanthropy and social enterprise in Asia, providing learning and networking services to members. For more information about this publication, please click here.