NGOs and Irish Aid funding
We’ve been toying with the stats a bit:
It looks like the “healthiest” NGOs (those with modest co-funding ratios from Government), tend to be more active within the Dóchas network.
It also looks like Dóchas’ founder members, and our more recent members, generally have higher dependency ratios than organisations that joined some 6-12 years ago.
(Now bear in mind that all these figures are based on funds received from Irish Aid in the 2008 calendar year; this means that some organisations may have received several tranches of funding of multi-annual projects, skewing their dependency ratios upwards).
Let us know what other conclusions we should draw from these!