Variations on non-governmental organizations

Abstract

The NGOs’ influence is outstanding in the humanitarian field, as well in the difficult question of intervention. The main NGOs are more and more professional as they face contemporary stakes : in the selection of their leaders, in their marketing, which is more and more aggressive, and for their financing process, depending on their priorities. NGOs are more and more instrumental for the States and for the parties to the conflicts in which they intervene – Kosovo, Afghanistan, Somalia … Accordingly, they are more and more subject to political manipulations. They will probably become, in the future, an element of State strategies, and even be created by the States – the GO-NGOs.

AFRI 2008 Summary