Marie Michael Library

Title

Trends in government support for non-governmental organization: is the "Golden Age" of the NGO behind us?

Author

Agg, Catherine

Description

This paper looks at the trends in government support for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and questions the position of international NGOs. The paper explores the role of INGOs and discusses the idea that current donors tend to work directly with recipient governments to reduce poverty, thus eliminating the functions of the NGO. The paper finds a variety of beliefs in terms of funding trends, and argues that this points to a change in the role of INGOs in the current development scheme, rather than their demise.

File No

UNRISD-CS23

Agency

UNRISD

Date

June, 2006

Subject(s)

Non-governmental organizations, NGOs, Development policy, Government

Pages

30