Fake NGOs must be exposed

NON-GOVERNMENTAL Organisations are critical partners in development because they supplement Government’s efforts in filling some gaps. But it is evident that there are some pretenders in this noble sector. NGOs’ interests range from national to international issues depending on what they wish to advocate or intervene in. Some NGOs are sector-based because they operate based… Read More

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Russia Set to Ban Another U.S. NGO as ‘Undesirable’

Russian prosecutors have labeled “undesirable” the activities of the U.S.-Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF), a move that paves the way to its prohibition in the country. A press release on the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office on Friday said the foundation, a U.S. non-governmental organization that has worked… Read More

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How donors can uncover fraud in NGOs they fund

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) undoubtedly perform stellar work across Kenya. When vulnerable citizens at the bottom of the pyramid cannot participate fully in our supply and demand economy, NGOs frequently fill the gap and help alleviate suffering. However, while the majority function admirably, an alarming number fail to meet standards in efficiency, transparency and internal controls.… Read More

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Corruption: What NGOs don’t want you to know

Despite the growing level of funds channelled through NGOs (or maybe because of it), fraud and corruption continue to be a highly sensitive topic, with most NGOs reluctant to openly discuss it.  This was highlighted a few years ago, when Médecins du Monde initiated a study in an attempt to open up discussion on corruption… Read More

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UN should wake up to the threat of NGOs which abuse their power

The recent dissolution of ITUC-affiliated trade union centers in Kazakhstan by the authorities has once again highlighted the questionable practices by union bodies. National Healthcare Workers’ Union and National Domestic Workers’ Union have been accused of breaching the terms and conditions for submitting documents for re-registration. It is mandatory for all trade unions in Kazakhstan… Read More

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