Jul
15

“The strengths and failings of NGOs”

 

Editor’s note: Arun Maira wrote and The Hindu Business Line posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“Citizen-led upsurges bring about change, but the gains are lost in sheer organisational dynamics. These need to be examined

Objections to Greenpeace’s strategies by Extinction Rebellion (XR), the environmental movement whose supporters occupied Greenpeace’s offices last year, as well as its own successes, highlight contrasts between the strategies of organisations and citizens’ movements. Loose citizens’ movements are often more effective as advocates for change.

Jul
04

“Switzerland spreads NGO funding to ‘increase competition’”

            Editor’s note: Swissinfo published the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) says it will spread its financial contributions to NGOs and umbrella groups to a wider array of organisations. Funding will be capped for individual NGOs to ‘help increase competition and boost innovation.’

In future the SDC external link will limit funding of individual NGO and umbrella group projects to CHF8 million ($8.1 million). This means that from 2021 ‘contributions to the international programmes of individual NGOs will be limited to 30%, while federal contributions to the international budgets of umbrella organisations, cantonal federations and NGO alliances will be capped at 40%,’ read an SDC statement external link on Tuesday.