Research and Publications

Publications by the Centre

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Report on the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations in Hong Kong - The International and Cross-boundary Non-governmental Organizations (2014-15)

The Centre for Civil Society and Governance has jointly published with the Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong, the third Report on the Capacity of Civil Society Organizations in Hong Kong 2014-15. This Report studies on the international sector.

Full report: download here
Chinese executive summary of the report: download here

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Study on the Racial Encounters and Discrimination Experienced by South Asians (2012)

The purpose was to find out perception of racial acceptance of Chinese towards South Asians and vice versa with regard to employment, education, daily social interaction, as well as provision of goods, services and facilities. In collaboration with Policy 21 Ltd., the Centre conducted 19 focus group interviews, comprising 107 persons of various backgrounds, including Chinese and South Asian students, employed, retirees, and housewives. Among the participants, 14 representatives from 5 NGOs were also interviewed.

Full report: download here

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Annual Report on the Civil Society in Hong Kong 2010 - The Natural and Built Environment Conservation Sector (2011)

The Centre for Civil Society and Governance has jointly published with the Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong, the second Annual Report on the Civil Society in Hong Kong 2010. This Report studies on the natural and built environment conservation sector.

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Annual Report on the Civil Society in Hong Kong 2009 - The Social Service Sector in Hong Kong (2009)

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Hong Kong Civil Society Index Research (May 2006)

The Civil Society Index Project (CSI) is a flagship research project of the Centre for 2005/06, in collaboration with the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and academics in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Project follows the framework devised by CIVICUS, an international alliance of civil society organizations. CSI is a participatory action-research aiming to assess the state of civil society in countries around the world with respect to its structure, environment, values and impact. Since 2003, CSI has been carried out in more than 50 countries and cities, including the PRC and Taiwan. Acknowledging the importance of the research objectives, the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, the HKSAR Government, agreed to sponsor part of the Project; the additional funding has allowed the Centre to extend the scope of some studies and go into more depth in others. Members of the CSI research team attended a CSI conference in Scotland in June 2006 to share the findings and research experience with CSI teams from other countries.

Reports for download: Civil Society Index Report: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, May 2006

Study of Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong (2005)

This is a multi-stage research project commissioned by the Conference of Asian Foundations and Organizations (CAFO). In 2004, in cooperation with CAFO-HK, a research paper was compiled and presented at the Asian Social Entrepreneurship Forum organized by CAFO in February 2005 at Taipei City. After the successful conclusion of the Forum, three of the participating CAFO members including Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan proceeded to conduct a second round of studies to further examine the state of development of social enterprises in the three industrialized economies. The tri-city comparative study would conduct in-depth case studies on selected social enterprises and to give recommendations on public policies and future development directions. The research teams of the three cities plan to meet again in August 2006 and the research findings will be released as a CAFO publication.

The Research Paper is downloadable from here: Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Perspectives, Trends and Prospects

NGO Statistics and Social Auditing Practices in Hong Kong: A Feasibility Study (2005)

In collaboration with the Research Division of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, this research aimed to unveil existing NGO reporting, statistics and data collection practices and social auditing in Hong Kong and to explore ways to strengthen these practices. Two task force groups were established to give expert opinions on these issues. A detailed report has been completed. The project is part of the ongoing effort of the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC), sponsor of the study, to strengthen nonprofit accountability and governance in the region, so as to achieve the regional network's wider goal to enhance the flow of philanthropy in Asia.

Final report for download:
Report
Appendix 1
Appendix 2

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Opinion Survey on Civic Education and National Identity (2004)

This study is part of an on-going series of opinion surveys conducted by the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education on civic education. Eight surveys in the series have been conducted between 1986 and 2002. The main objectives of the survey are to assess the community’s sense of belonging to and confidence in Hong Kong, to assess the community’s perceived sense of identity. The emphasis of 2004 survey is to obtain information related to the following three categories: a) National identity and national pride, including sense of belonging to and identity with Hong Kong; b) Civil behavior and personal values; and c) Civic duties and participation.

Executive Summary can be downloaded from here:http://ccsg.hku.hk/files/OpinionSurveyonCivicEducationandNationalIdentity2004.pdf