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Debating NGO Accountability

  • Author: UN
  • Publication date: February 2009
  • Page count: 120
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 08.I.25

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Concerns about the role and accountability of NGOs have been voiced from different quarters in recent years. Some donors, governments, corporations, and international agencies raise important questions about the effectiveness of NGO work and the legitimacy of their advocacy. For this emerging agenda to lead to positive development outcomes, we need to ask what initiatives will improve the accountability of all institutions to the people whose lives they shape, and what initiatives could serve merely to undermine NGOs’ useful and largely accepted role in holding business and government accountable for their actions. This Dossier puts democracy and human rights firmly at the centre of the debate about NGO accountability.