Russia Boots 2 More US-based NGOs

VOA News published an article titled, “Russia Boots 2 More US-based NGOs”, which reads in part as follows;

“The Russian prosecutor general’s office has added two U.S.-based non-governmental organizations to its list of foreign NGOs whose activities are deemed “undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation.”

The office said Thursday that the work of the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) “poses a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and state security.”


PHL officials sign IRR on Microfinance NGOs Act

GMA News Online published an article titled “PHL officials sign IRR on Microfinance NGOs Act.” The article reads in part as follows:

“Philippine officials on Tuesday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Microfinance NGOs Act, a measure opening up government funding to Filipinos who plan to open up small businesses in the country but are considered as “unbankable” loan clients.

Under Republic Act (R.A) No. 10693, aspiring small entrepreneurs who do not have access to financial products and services can team up with accredited microfinance nongovernment organizations (NGOs) that will provide them with convenient, flexible, and low-interest credit.


China proposes tightening grip on NGOs

Reuters published an article titled “China proposes tightening grip on NGOs.” The article reads in part as follows:

“China is proposing a further tightening of regulations on non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including demanding that they publicize specific information like funding and membership or face being banned.

Western governments and rights groups have lambasted a law passed in April aimed at foreign NGOs, saying it treats the groups as a criminal threat and would effectively force many out of the country.


10,000 NGO registrations cancelled, foreign aid set to drop

The Economic Times published an article titled “10,000 NGO registrations cancelled, foreign aid set to drop.” The article reads in part as follows:

“Foreign funding for Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) doubled in 2014-15 over the previous year, but with 10,000 NGO registrations cancelled in 2015, foreign contributions are likely to drop, according the latest data on foreign contributions.

Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh (unified), Karnataka and Kerala together got 65 per cent of foreign aid coming to India, the data, tabled in the Lok Sabha on July 26, 2016, revealed.