Nonprofit Leaders in Middle East Seek to Make Philanthropy More Strategic

As the global financial crisis continues, nonprofit leaders in the Middle East are worried it may hamstring burgeoning efforts to make Arab philanthropy more effective.

While philanthropists and foundations here and in other parts of the Arab world are considered to be generous, few of them measure the results of their giving, and charities often lack the professional skills needed to evaluate their work, said McKinsey & Company, the international consulting business.