Washington : Dr. Abusaleh Shariff presented at the Global Donors Forum on April 14, 2014 held in Washington, D.C. The event, Celebrating Philanthropy in Emerging Economics lasted three days from April 13-16, 2014 and was hosted by World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists.
Celebrating Philanthropy in Emerging Economics was a networking and learning event, and prominent leaders from around the world discussed philanthropy in the changing economic status of countries, focusing on the countries that have acquired wealth in the past few years.
Dr. Shariff is the Executive Director and Chief Scholar of US India Policy Institute. He is a renowned Economist whose research involves poverty in minority communities in India. Dr. Shariff’s spoke of poverty, focusing on India as an example.
Dr. Abusaleh Shariff said in the plenary session, “Altruism with a purpose to build communities through production of public goods is a philanthropic idea leading to national development. Philanthropic spending puts additional pressure on the government to do the right thing. Philanthropy therefore must focus attention on issues and sectors that matter to alleviate poverty and improve human security. Philanthropy must undertake successful pilots which are often not undertaken by the government systems; thus help in building expectations form the electorate.”