Adavantages and Disadvantages of NGOs and a Look at Oxfam

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An NGO (non-governmental organization) is a normal people/citizen-based organization that works independently from the government. An NGO is usually made up from mostly volunteers, who work because they want to help normal people like themselves. Even though an NGO is independent it is transparent which means the governments can see what they are doing. The reason this needs to be done is because the NGO can be putting all the money they get in their own pockets instead of helping people. NGO are totally neutral, which means they are never for one side or the other. The reason this needed is because, for example in a war if one side suspects the NGO is working with the other side they wouldn’t let them enter their borders. They give humanitarian aid!

They have the ability to experiment freely with new, flexible approaches and, if they need, they can take risks
They are able to recruit both experts and very motivated staff members with fewer restrictions than the government
They have the ability to communicate at all levels, from the our or their n...

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