The European edition of The Wall Street Journal has published a special section called Social Finance and Philanthropy. Here are just a few of the articles:

Measuring the Bang of Every Donated Buck
Scoring charitable work is evolving from an art into a science.

Making Ends Meet
The credit crunch choked off funding for good causes. And there are worries it won’t come back soon.

Microfinance’s Midlife Crisis
Companies that provide banking services in developing countries are attracting private investment. But is the industry losing sight of its mission to alleviate poverty?

Cross-Border Giving
The rules on tax relief can be complicated. But for expatriates or foreigners seeking to donate to charities in another country it has traditionally been very simple: There is no tax relief.