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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Barbara Lethem Ibrahim and Dina H. Sherif

in From Charity to Social Change

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9789774162077
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970283 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774162077.003.0003
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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This chapter discusses philanthropy in the Kingdom of Jordan. Although Jordan is not a wealthy country by world standards, the philanthropic sector in the country is thriving and the private sector is fully engaged. Private philanthropic giving in Jordan has grown into a multimillion-dollar industry, one that is undergoing a vigorous transformation. The institutionalization of philanthropy in Jordan is rapidly increasing, with many philanthropists thinking in terms of long-term social change as opposed to charitable giving.

Keywords: Arab philanthropy; institutional philanthropy; philanthropic giving; social change; charitable giving; Jordan

Chapter.  7276 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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