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Non Governmental Organizations

Why Restricting Foreign Funding of NGOs Is Wrongheaded

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Danny Sriskandarajah

There is a new weapon of choice for governments that want to undermine bits of civil society that irritate them: restricting funding from foreign sources. These measures not only go against established international conventions and commitments, but they will not work.

At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights 'NGO GlobalPay'

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union (WU) at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO H...

Hilary's Fight for Freedom -- Her Crucial Legacy

Frank Vogl | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Frank Vogl

No U.S. secretary of state devoted as much energy, time and determination to encourage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in many difficult and dangerous parts of the world to speak truth to power.

An Inaugural Shift

Timothy P. Shriver | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Timothy P. Shriver

President Obama's second inaugural may well be most remembered for the words he said rather than the policies he promoted. To friend and foe alike, the President has announced the new terms of the 21st century political discourse.

Smaller, Younger NGOs to Davos: "We Have a Few Tips Too"

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

NGO accountability is far from a dull subject, and the sector can learn about accountability from smaller, younger NGOs. Soliciting feedback from clients and maintaining openness, which doesn't necessarily have to be a function of size, are musts.

Remember, Remember the 29th of December

Freedom House | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Freedom House

The success or failure of Egypt's transition will have a significant effect on the rest of the Arab world, and the country's current economic, social, and political challenges are all but overwhelming.

USAID's Eviction From Russia: An Opportunity for Online Learning as E-Development

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

What's a development agency to do when the intended recipients of U.S. assistance don't want to be helped?

Joint Ventures for Good

Noah Marwil | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Noah Marwil

Easily the most important aspect of joint ventures for good is combining passion, expertise and impact, an effective technique towards optimizing results. No one organization can do everything on its own, nor should they.

Egypt Trial On US Democracy Activists Set For Feb. 26

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court will start the trial on Feb. 26 of activists from mostly American civil society groups accused of workin...

Dusty Broom Closets in Congo: Rethinking Programming to Combat Sexual Violence

Mark Canavera | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Mark Canavera

It was a stuffy, windowless broom closet like any other -- replete with empty cardboard boxes, threadbare rags, mops, and of course brooms. "This is where we counsel rape victims," said the center manager.

The Civil Society Movement in the Arab Gulf States

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

At first glance it seems as though the six Gulf Cooperation Council monarchies have no civil society movements to speak of, but scratching the surface unveils a complex layer of organizations.

9/11 Reflection: Let Us Not Waste The Limited Number of Hours We Have Left

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

9/11 brings back haunting memories. Having buried by brother and mother almost back-to-back just before 9/11, losing all three of my life-long mentor...

The Supreme Court: Working for Peace Is a Prosecutable Offense

Kay Guinane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kay Guinane

While nobody would argue that the government shouldn't take all necessary and justifiable steps to prevent terrorism, what rational person would argue that turning extremists away from violence runs contrary to that goal?

Afghanistan: Eight Days From the Ground -- Part 2 of 8

Sara R. Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara R. Nichols

After breakfast on our first full day, we donned our oppressive scarves and hopped onto the minibus to head for the Kabul headquarters of Women for Women International.