Messenger In contemporary global development circles, non-governmental organizations NGOs are now performing many more roles and activities than they did a few decades ago. NGOs work with governments, community groups and the private sector — to develop and implement programs, monitor and evaluate their progress and help train people working on those projects. They helped form community-based organizations to represent local interests and implemented community development projects — such as health services, adult literacy and child care.
Bipasha BaruahWestern University and Dr. Kate GranthamMcGill University In contemporary global development circles, non-governmental organizations NGOs are now performing many more roles and activities than they did a few decades ago.
NGOs work with governments, community groups and the private sector — to develop and implement programs, monitor and evaluate their progress and help train people working on those projects.
They helped form community-based organizations to represent local interests and implemented community development projects — such as health services, adult literacy and child care. They negotiated subsidies, fair pricing and flexible terms of payment with utilities on behalf of marginalized people.
They arranged access to loans from microfinance institutions for households that could not cover the cost of water or electricity connections.
The NGOs also educated stakeholders about the realities of life for the urban poor, and shared lessons learned in one urban area with NGOs in other cities in India. The project, which brought together the Tanzanian government, public research and medical institutions, international charitable organizations, community-based organizations and beneficiaries, envisioned the establishment of community kitchens across East Africa to produce probiotic yogurt.
Women operated the yogurt kitchens Local entrepreneurs were offered loans, technical assistance and other training to start up the businesses. The four earliest community kitchens were run entirely by women.
In later years, the pilot project was expanded to include kitchens run by men. A similar pattern emerged in Tanzania.
Once the project was well-established, it started to expand to include community yogurt kitchens run by men, as well as kitchens in other parts of Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. A memorandum of understanding MOU that defines the specific roles and responsibilities of each partner should be an essential requirement for multiple-stakeholder projects.
The lack of such formal agreements entrenches the perception that the role NGOs play is not particularly valuable. When the relationship among the different parties is formalized, constructive debate can be encouraged among all partners.
The lack of a memorandum of understanding causes overlaps in function, weakens accountability and exacerbates conflict among partners.
Collecting, maintaining and analyzing data on a regular basis about key project impacts and outcomes will be crucial for making NGO contributions more visible and less dismissible.
Collaborating with academics and other development professionals to publish and disseminate findings from such projects will also strengthen and validate NGO efforts.Working in development is an attractive option for people around the world.
The sector has grown significantly over the past two decades as organisations have become larger, more sophisticated and increasingly professionalised.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, a project of Tides Center, is a coalition of 18 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda at the United Nations and around the world.
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NGOs (non-government organizations) run by women in India and Tanzania fuel the success of development projects, but the women are too easily marginalized once the projects get off the ground. In their own words "A nongovernmental organization working in Occupied Palestine, aiming for gender equality and the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women.
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