Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

P & R Vol.2 Issue 4
Interview with Shazia Maqsood Amjad
Publication Year : 2021

How you consider the philanthropy as a tool to bring certain welfare results in the life of poor and marginalized segments? The notion of philanthropy has evolved over the years from traditional ways of charitable giving to the poor, sick and needy to welfare state arrangements involving responsibilities in the field of poverty, social security, health care, and education. The goal of philanthropy in modern times is to advance society by providing necessary social, cultural and educational services which are not provided by the state or market for political or economic reasons. The practice of philanthropy has therefore, been changing in terms of functions and activities. People behind such developments may differ in views but probably share a common motivation. As described by John Gardner, former president of Carnegie Corporation: