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Since the end of WWII and the colonial era, there has been a shift in how aid, relief, and development are delivered. Rather than relying on governments, developing nations now look to NGOs as the channel through which their assistance is delivered. In direct consequence of this change, there has been an explosion in the number and nature of NGOs. Yet, it is not clear that NGOs are doing what they claim. In Africa, despite massive spending, healthcare and education systems are in a state of serious decline. Then there is the question of NGO neutrality and political agendas. If an NGO relies on donor's contributions in order to operate, is that NGO bound to promote the donors' agenda?

Aid, Relief and Development NGOs

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U.S. Says Russian NGO Law Does Not Meet Human Rights Commitments

The United States presented to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) January 26 its concerns about Russia’s new law on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on January 10.

[USINFO, January 27, 2006]

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