Aug
19

“Client Alert: Egyptian Parliament Approves New NGO Law”

Editor’s Note: Lexology posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“On 15th July 2019, the Egyptian House of Representatives approved a new law governing non-governmental organizations (“NGO”). The new law (the “NGO Law”) replaces the controversial Law No. 70/2017, which subjected civil society organizations to strict government control. Though civic activity remains tightly controlled, the new NGO Law relaxes some key restrictions. This alert discusses some of the new law’s most important features from the perspective of international organizations, development agencies and foreign NGOs that are active in Egypt.

Aug
12

Global NGOs And Charitable Organizations Market Report 2019

Business Wire posted an article that reads in part as follows:

“Global NGOs And Charitable Organizations Market Report 2019 provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global NGOs and charitable organizations market.

Where is the largest and fastest growing market for the NGOs and charitable organizations? How does the market relate to the overall economy, demography and other similar markets? What forces will shape the market going forward? The NGOs And Charitable Organizations market global report answers all these questions and many more.

Aug
05

“Sindh cabinet cancels registration of 4,693 NGOs”

The Pakistan Express Tribune published the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“The Sindh Cabinet decided to cancel the registration of around 4,693 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Saturday for violating the rules and regulations prescribed by government. The meeting, which was chaired by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah, discussed around 38 items on the agenda….

Jul
29

“Opinion: NGOs — here’s how to strengthen your engagement with governments By Tim Hanstad “

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

“Large-scale social change rarely occurs without government playing a key role in policy change, policy implementation, or both. Consider China’s rural legal reforms in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, which helped hundreds of millions of farmers lift themselves from poverty; the 19th amendment in the United States, which allowed women to vote and fueled wider gains for women’s rights; or India’s launch of a unique digital identification system, which has allowed tens of millions of families to access government poverty alleviation programs and services.

Jul
22

“Listing of NGOs in social stock exchange will promote transparency: Sudha Murty”

Editor’s note: The Hindu posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“The Union Budget proposal to set up a social stock exchange may do good to the country’s social entrepreneurship and social innovation landscape as public listings usually promote reliability, accountability and transparency, says Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty.

In a conversation with The Hindu, she said that though the country has been witnessing a mushrooming of NGOs and social enterprises, especially after the government made a 2% corporate social responsibility spend mandatory in 2014, there are no proper statistics available on who is doing what, the size of fund allocations, and actual deliveries on the ground.

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.

Jun
27

“Announcing the Top 500 NGOs 2019”

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

“Innovation, Impact, and Governance: this is what NGO Advisor looks at when analysing the non-profit world, or should we say the ’Social Profit world‘. Welcome to the Top 500 NGOs 2019 list.

‘The 2019 list reflects the many changes of the past year, with 40 organizations appearing for the first time,’ said Jean-Christophe Nothias, chairman of NGO Advisor. ‘Alongside these new organisations joining the 2019 rankings, the list comes with its share of surprise, anticipation, and sometimes disappointment. It also means that, sadly, 40 organisations did not make the cut this year. Being part of the Ivy league is still something to battle for.’

Jun
23

“Study in China: NGO Monitoring Improves Compliance With National Rules”

Editors note: Noozhawk posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“By Jim Logan for UCSB | June 1, 2019 | 3:03 p.m.

Every year, China’s central government hands down scores of mandates on issues like the environment and education to local officials. But in a country with thousands of counties, districts, townships and more, ensuring compliance with those rules presents a huge challenge.

A national-scale experiment conducted over five years and designed by two UCSB scholars and their collaborators at Nanjing University, demonstrates that monitoring of local governments by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) plays a direct role in boosting compliance with national policy orders.

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.”

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