Ten reasons to reform international development

Published By UNNGOF |  May 19, 2023

It is imperative that INGOs and donors are people-focused and remain truly wedded to the subsidiarity principle, acknowledging that the one closest to the problem usually has the solution. This way, INGOs and donors would be making an effort to hold themselves accountable to the communities.

INGOs and donors can also endeavour to work more closely with the national organisations who oftentimes are the “connectors” to the people. It is also important that INGOs and donors appreciate the communities as co-investors and not beneficiaries. While INGOs and donors bring money, the communities too have community assets which they bring to the development ecosystem. These include money, skills, knowledge, relationships and networks.

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