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IDIS, Brazil –Plans, Accomplishments and Reports

Posted: Monday 5 February 18, 2.26pm GMT

IDIS, share with us their key accomplishments from 2017 and their plans for the year head.


GGG ReportIDIS, a representative of CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) in Brazil, will launch this year’s report Groundwork for Growing Giving, with a special chapter focusing on the situation in Brazil (Brazilian Analysis). The GGG Report was prepared by CAF from a conclusion that there is greater potential to engage the middle classes in donations and foster the development of a responsible and resourceful local civil society. The GGG Report provides an in-depth update on past studies to quantify the reach of increasing global philanthropy by analyzing trends and economic and demographic projections around the world.

Diálogos Transformadores (Transformative Dialogues)- This annual multimedia event is a live broadcast all over Brazil and created by one of the most influential newspapers in the country, Folha de São Paulo. Specialists, social entrepreneurs, NGO representatives and philanthropists participate in the event that is transmitted live, over the Internet. Through a format that mixes interview and debate, it points out key opportunities and challenges emerging from the sustainability agenda. This year, the event takes place in partnership with IDIS – and its director-president Paula Fabiani is the invited-protagonist to address the theme “Culture of Donation”.

Campaign for a Culture of Giving – Launching this year, Culture of Giving creates partnerships, raises funds and engages stakeholders on giving throughout the country. With the title “Campaign for a Culture of Giving – Everyone has a cause, which is yours?” IDIS wants to expand a movement to strengthen and establish a new level for citizen participation and a culture of donation in Brazil. Brazilians are considered people of solidarity and with significant potential to donate. With the launch of this campaign, we want to involve institutions, citizens and organizations in a strong movement.

Brazilian Philanthropy Forum- This will be the 7th edition of the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum, an annual event to debate philanthropy in the country and its transforming role in society. Date and theme to be defined.


The Social Technologies in Amazonas – Tecnologias Sociais no Amazonas (TSA) project achieved an incredible result this year: iron deficiency anemia prevalence among more than 1,000 children in Borba, Nova Olinda do Norte and Itacoatiara (municipalities in the Amazonas state) dropped from 40.5% to 2.7%. This rate is below the 5% target set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Anemia caused by lack of iron in diets is the most frequent nutritional deficiency in the world. According to the WHO, it affects 25% of the world’s population and directly affects children’s motor and mental performance.

Implemented in 2017 in partnership with the Amazonas State University, the Amazonas Health Secretary and local governments, and funded by Banco do Brasil Foundation, the project started with blood tests to diagnose the students of four public schools presenting iron deficiency anemia. From that point, the treatment with ferrous sulphate supplementation, vermifuge and follow-up of the health and education teams of the local public network was introduced. To achieve this result, efforts were mobilized with the support of regional and local governments, along with the Amazonas State University. The implemented social technology integrates the Bank of Social Technologies of the Banco do Brasil Foundation and was specially developed to allow rapid diagnosis, treatment and control of iron deficiency anemia. “We are very excited about the results of this social technology. We believe that the effects of treatment will be felt in all aspects of children’s lives, especially in physical and cognitive development. We hope to achieve the same success in the other technologies that are being implemented to face other problems of the riverine communities” said Paula Fabiani, IDIS’s president. The other social technologies are the Ecological Riverine Toilet, a decentralized sanitation solution, and the Solar Water Disinfection (“SODIS”).

The 100 best NGOs in Brazil IDIS was chosen as one of the 100 best non-profit organizations in Brazil. This was the first edition of the award created by Época magazine, a weekly publication of national circulation. For evaluation, five criteria were defined: cause and strategy; representation and responsibility; management and planning; financing and communication strategy; accountability. The award is already considered an incentive to the donation culture, serving as a guide for society when deciding who, what and how to donate. The importance of a guide that defines the best NGOs in a universe of 300,000 non-profit social organizations throughout the country is the facilitation of the analysis of organizations that seek efficiency, transparency and social impact.

Social Impact Measurement Course – With a good public response and waiting lists, this year two editions of the Social Impact Measurement Course, an IDIS partnership with Insper Metricis (a not-for-profit institution focused on higher education and research), occurred. Created in 2016, the course is aimed at professionals from the Third Sector, foundations (corporate or family), institutes, non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs and impact investment funds. The course capacitates the students in the processes of social impact evaluation, its concepts and its methodologies.



World Giving Index IDIS published in September the study done by CAF that elaborates the global ranking of solidarity. The WGI 2017 was presented to experts, representatives of social organizations and the media. In the ranking, Brazil lost two percentiles, from 34% to 32%, which led the country to fall 7 positions and rank in 75th place. Despite the slight drop, the score is still higher than in previous years, the second best since the creation of WGI in 2009. The good news? In the 2016 survey, 18% of respondents said they had done some kind of voluntary work, a percentage that has now reached 20% – a record for Brazil.

Country Giving Report Brazil – In November, IDIS, which represents the Charities Aid Foundation in Brazil, released the Country Giving Report Brazil 2017, a study that updated the profile of donors and helped them to understand who they are, how and why people donate. The data confirmed that Brazilians enjoy donating and, mainly, have the capacity to donate more. Besides personal satisfaction, Brazilians take into account the cause (41%) and the belief that all should help solve social problems (40%). One figure in particular of the Giving Report was surprising: more than two-thirds of the population (68%) made some sort of donation. Support for religious organizations was the most popular cause (49%), followed by support for children (42%) and aid for the poor (20%). The richest (with annual family income over R $ 50,000) represent the largest relative population of donors (86%). But the poorest (with annual family incomes up to $ 10,000) donate a larger share of their income. Relatively, in Brazil, the poor donate more (1.2% of their income) than the rich (0.4% of their income).

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