Jun
10

“Donors freeze funding to NGOs over corruption”

Editor’s Note: The Daily Monitor posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), the largest pool of donor funding to non-governmental organisations in Uganda, has terminated funding to four NGOs after a forensic audit uncovered widespread rot and corruption.

Unsupported expenditure, outright theft, improper procurements and using the same documents to account to different donors, were some of the issues uncovered, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Some of the NGOs provided receipts dated before events had taken place, or for petroleum consumption tagged to license plates that turned out to belong to heavy-duty diesel trucks, which do not belong to the NGO fleet.”

Jun
03

“The Future of Transnational NGO Advocacy”

Editor’s Note: The Stanford Social Innovation review published the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“International non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have repeatedly won Nobel prizes for their advocacy work and helped combat major world problems ranging from arms control to global poverty. However, international advocacy organizations, particularly those from high-income countries in the Global North, face a growing crisis of relevance.

Policymakers and the general public increasingly question the accuracy of NGOs’ claims and the legitimacy of allowing Northern NGOs to speak for, or advocate on behalf of, people living in developing countries. In a growing number of countries, legal restrictions on foreign NGOs have limited Northern NGOs’ ability to conduct operations or provide funding, reducing their access and capacity to work with Southern partners.