What is an NGO?
NGO generally describes a group that acts independently of any government. The term was coined by the United Nations (UN) in 1945 in order to distinguish between government bodies and private organizations and is relatively modern. Non-governmental organizations are typically formed by private citizens with a mission or service in mind, and they use their platform for advocacy in the non-profit sector.
The World Bank describes Non-governmental organizations as “private organizations that pursue activities to relieve suffering, promote the interests of the poor, protect the environment, provide basic social services, or undertake community development.
What is the role of NGOs in civil society?
Non-governmental organizations are essential actors in civil society and play an increasingly important role in promoting societal change. Non-governmental organizations work can include but is not limited to, social, political, environmental, and human rights issues.
Non-governmental organizations develop and operate community-based groups to improve and maintain infrastructure, support start-ups and innovation work, serve as liaisons between the government and the general public in order to facilitate communication, provide training and practical assistance to better address projects and community concerns, contribute to research and evaluation of the undertaken projects, and work as spokespersons, advocating for marginalized or otherwise unrepresented groups.
What duties do NGOs have?
To ensure the success of their objectives and goals, Non-governmental organizations should adhere to certain fundamental principles and values. Given the role Non-governmental organizations play in all areas of development, it’s particularly important that Non-governmental organizations are transparent and accountable about their activities. Ensuring that members, stakeholders, and beneficiaries of the Non-governmental organizations undertakings are fully aware of the organization’s funding, operations, and objectives increase credibility among all the parties involved and contribute to the success of the Non-governmental organization.
- Transparency: An NGO should be open about the activities and projects in which it participates and organizes. This transparency includes information about where it gets its funding, how it operates internally, and who it supports. The information should be easily accessible and available to relevant stakeholders.
- Accountability: An NGO, and the individuals working within the organization, have a responsibility to account for its various activities, finances, policies, and other undertakings.
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