Importance of NGOs/Why needed NGOs!

Importance of NGOs/Why needed NGOs!

non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Usually set up by ordinary citizens, NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons. The existence of NGOs is proving to be a necessity rather than a luxury in societies throughout the modern world. I believe that the inability of the government alone to create just and sustainable societies is persuasively demonstrated throughout history. Prompted by the inadequacies of the state, citizens across the globe have developed organizations of civil society – NGOs – to help address a wide variety of social needs.

I believe that NGOs have three primary roles in advancing modern societies.
First, NGOs can facilitate communication upward from people to the government and downward from the government to the people. Communication upward involves informing government about what local people are thinking, doing and feeling while communication downward involves informing local people about what the government is planning and doing..
Secondly, NGOs provide opportunity for the self-organization of society. NGOs enable citizens to work together voluntarily to promote social values and civic goals, which are important to them. They promote local initiative and problem solving. Through their work in a broad array of fields – environment, health, poverty alleviation, culture & the arts, education, etc. – NGOs reflect the diversity of society itself. They also help the society by empowering citizens and promoting change at the “grass roots”.

Thirdly, In some cases, NGOs become spokespersons for the poor and attempt to influence government policies and programs on their behalf. This may be done through a variety of means ranging from campaigning and pilot projects to participation in public forums and the formulation of government policy and plans.
Thus NGOs play roles from advocates for the poor to implementers of government programs; from agitators and critics to partners and advisors; from sponsors of pilot projects to mediators.
NGOs have a clearer link to a guiding purpose, the greater good. They actually take up the responsibility of fulfilling moral and social needs that ought to be taken by the government. After all, there’s more happiness in giving than receiving; NGOS truly embody this thought.
QQ. Individuals and groups perception about need to change or intervention.
QQ. Gov’t unwilling to work in some specific fields (FEMA, Human Rights)

QQ. Need of PPP(Public Private Partnership)

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