NGO certification: time to bite the bullet?

The humanitarian enterprise has grown dramatically over the last two decades. There are more NGOs, with more resources, and with more visibility. At the same time, the aid industry has faced a corresponding growth in criticism of its persistent weaknesses, including lack of professionalism, poor coordination, duplication and wasted resources. In response, the sector has… Read More

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UN rejects China’s move to black out NGO criticism

China has been forced to drop a measure at the UN that targeted NGOs seeking to be heard at the world body. China had proposed for the United Nations to refrain from naming countries that criticise non-governmental organisations during meetings of a committee that decides which groups will be accredited to the UN. The information… Read More

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