Thursday, May 26, 2005

Holding NGOs Accountable - NGOs - Global Policy Forum

Holding NGOs Accountable - NGOs - Global Policy Forum: "Holding NGOs Accountable
Oxford Analytica*
April 5, 2005
Non-governmental organizations raise billions of dollars each year from individuals, private and public sector donors and charitable foundations, including $8 billion so far for the recent tsunami relief. However, there is no accepted benchmark for evaluating the effectiveness of NGOs in their stated missions. Nor are NGOs subject to the same standards of budgetary and governance oversight as listed companies or government officials in democratic states.
NGOs constitute the not-for-profit (NFP) sector of international civil society and include advocacy and lobbying groups, for causes such as women's rights and the environment; service organizations for disaster relief, humanitarian aid and economic development; and policy institutes, think tanks and specialized educational organizations focused on international affairs. "

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