How to recognise an effective NGO
For many years now, we in Dóchas have been thinking about how to improve the impact of development cooperation, and how we can support our members in becoming better at what they do.
And now, we have written a 2-page briefing sheet which addresses one of the most frequently heard pieces of criticism of NGOs – “Why are there so many NGOs?”
The info sheet tries to set out in clear and concise terms that there are many different roles that NGOs can play, and that the members of Dóchas have voluntarily agreed to a set of minimum standards. It suggest six questions to help you identify what is a good NGO.
To read the fact-sheet please click here.
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