“MANAGING RISK IN INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL NGO PARTNERSHIPS: An in-depth study of the realities and recommendations for improving risk management in humanitarian crises”

Reliefweb published the above-titled article by Lindsay Hamsik, Senior Manager, Humanitarian Policy and Practice, InterAction. This article reads in part as follows:

“In humanitarian emergencies where access is limited and risk is high, people’s ability to obtain vital assistance often depends on partnerships between national and international aid organizations. In recent years, driven by the Syrian conflict, significantly larger portions of international humanitarian aid have been implemented through and alongside national and local entities. Building off InterAction’s 2016 research on NGOs and Risk, InterAction and Humanitarian Outcomes are releasing the findings of an 18-month study that examined how risk is perceived and managed in partnerships in high-risk settings.”


“NGO crackdown has foreign fund inflows plunging 40% since Modigovt era: Report”

The Economic Times posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“MUMBAI: The Modi governments crackdown on foreign funding of non-profit organisaitons has resulted in a massive 40 percent decline in fund flows from external sources for social uplift in the four years to 2017-18, finds and industry report.

Over 13,000 non-government organisations have been acted against by the Union home ministry by cancelling their licences, according to a report by a foreign consultancy Bain & Co.

The report has also found that as many as 4,800 NGOs lost their licenses in 2017 alone.”


“Danish economist chosen as new UN environment chief”

The Guardian posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“The UN secretary-general has picked the Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen as its new environment chief, according to a letter seen by Agence France-Presse, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency.

Andersen, who heads the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) group of governments and civil society organisations, is set to succeed Erik Solheim of Norway, who resigned in November amid an outcry over his huge travel expenses.

The UN deputy secretary general, Amina Mohammed, told a meeting of ambassadors on Thursday that her boss, AntónioGuterres, had chosen Andersen.


“BRAC ranked top global NGO for 4th consecutive year”

The Daily Star posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

 “BRAC, a Bangladesh-based non-government organisation, has been ranked the top NGO in the world in 2019.

BRAC took the top spot for the fourth consecutive year of the ‘Top 500 NGOs World Rankings’ published by NGO Advisor, an independent media organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland.

BRAC retained the top position in a row due to its leadership role in Rohingya refugee crisis management, innovative new partnerships, and the continued scale of its reach, a press release issued by Brac said today.”

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