Redefining the Measure of Success: A Historical and Comparative Look at Charity Regulation
Forthcoming in Matthew Harding (ed.), The Research Handbook on Not-for-Profit Law (Edward Elgar, 2018)
40 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2018
Date Written: March 7, 2018
This chapter focuses on three questions in its quest to better understand the historical and comparative perspectives of charity regulation. Accepting the traditional rationales for such regulation, it first explores the question of ‘how we regulate’ followed by the interrelated question of the associated cost of such regulation. Finally, the chapter examines the important issues concerning how we currently (or could better) measure the success of charity regulatory efforts. The paper draws upon the experiences of charity regulators in a range of common law countries across the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Keywords: Charity regulation, Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Regulatory Cost, Charity Registers, Reporting Requirements, Risk Profiling, Regulatory Agency resources, annual budget, maturity of registration, enforcement process, successful regulation
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