Nature of NGOs
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28/06/2010 at 1:29 pm The global “aid effectiveness” debate has thrown new light on the role of NGOs and other civil society organisations in development cooperation.
The UK Department for International Development is to be commended for encouraging some of its staff to maintain a blog to explain to the public what they do.
19/09/2012 at 1:12 pm “Charities” (or as we like to call them: “Civil Society Organisations”) have been in the news lately.
Working with NGOs
03/09/2011 at 11:26 am Earlier this week, the Irish Independent published a letter praising the high quality of the work of Irish NGOs responding to emergencies around the world, and stating that if those same agencies were to amalgamate they would save money and “have more clout and authority”.
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The NGO community agrees that the foreign aid frame is no longer a viable option, even if that means that NGOs have to evolve into something else. The question is, should today’s NGO by retired, replaced or rejuvenated? What is the right thing to do when you reach sixty? This is a question that many NGOs, which were founded in the burst of internationalism that followed the end of World War II, are asking themselves today as they reach late middle age. Oxfam celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2002 and CARE in 2005, while Hivos will reach this milestone in 2028 and ActionAid three years after that.
Nu de discussie over de toekomst van het maatschappelijk middenveld ‘N van NGO’ op zijn einde loopt mag de staatssecretaris zijn conclusies gaan trekken en antwoord geven op de vraag: Heeft de discussie zijn doel gediend?