The Future of Aid: Will International NGOs Survive?
My first job in the international NGO (INGO) sector was working with the British Red Cross on a project to improve accountability of humanitarian action to beneficiaries. It was the mid 1990s, and humanitarian NGOs were reeling in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, concerned about their failure to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
Twenty years later and INGOs – humanitarian, human rights, development and environment – are all facing a set of far more critical and far-reaching crises. Their very legitimacy is in question from all sides: governments, southern partners, donors, and even their own staff.
The full article can be found in The Guardian.
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