"One of the most ambitious attempts to measure the size of charity . . . [it] will form the basis for new United Nations guidelines on national accounts allowing countries for the first time to compare philanthropy and volunteering." "This book is full of useful information. It is written in an accessible style - A must for any good third sector collection!" "Offers new empirical evidence about the increasingly central role of the civil society sector in social and economic development globally." "Provides perhaps the most useful roadmap we have ever had of the civil society organizations that are mobilizing enormous social energy in the developing world today." "Practitioners and policy makers will be well served by this growing body of data on the scope, reach, and dynamism of the civil society sector." "Makes a critical contribution to meeting the challenges facing the nonprofit sector in the developing world today."