NGO and ministerial officers to face charges for illegal funding

The illegal funding of the NGO in Serbia caused 150,000 euros worth of damages to the Greek State.   Corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou has carried out an investigation and charged an NGO and officers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for illegal funding which has caused about 150,000 euros worth of damages to the Greek… Read More

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Nepal Ministry : Money to temples and not to the workers

Nepal ministry seems happier to reconstruct temple from 1 thousand Euros, than to use some amount for betterment of the workers in the earthquake hit country   Already collected 700 thousand euro, the goal is to reach one million by the end of the event. Should have been used to train workers for reconstruction, they… Read More

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Priority Development Assistance Fund scam

The Priority Development Assistance Fund scam, also called the PDAF scam or the pork barrel scam, is a political scandal involving the alleged misuse by several members of the Congress of the Philippines of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF, popularly called “pork barrel”), a lump-sum discretionary fund granted to each member of Congress for… Read More

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How NGOs Failed Afghanistan

Afghan acquaintance who had worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) told me several years ago how an Afghan subcontractor had made a large profit from a contract to build and get running a tractor repair shop in Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan. Uruzgan, the home province of Mullah Omar, the leader… Read More

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How can an NGO fail?

“Few new nonprofit ventures, in contrast, ever reach national scale (Habitat for Humanity and Teach for America are among the exceptions), and the largest nonprofits rarely fall out of the top rankings or disappear. Apparently, Schumpeter’s cycle doesn’t operate in the social sector”. Well, if Schumpeter’s cycle doesn’t work, why not? Personally, I think that… Read More

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