organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business
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- I just don’t understand why international NGOs need hundreds of people sitting in the North with huge teams to support Southern NGOs on the ground. Most of the resources get tied to these headquarters and little goes to the South. Real decision-making about what needs to be done and how is still decided by HQ-based Northern experts.
- Amitabh Behar, as quoted in The Stories behind Oxfam’s Withdrawal from 18 Countries (May 27, 2020) by Niduk D'Souza, Nonprofit Quarterly
- Going into this system means you cannot be against it. It's good to keep a non-governmental free organisation without money from the government, and without having to play the political games. Just to be free and to have the possibility to discuss and control each decision of the political system from the streets... It's the best and most powerful place to be.