Are Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's) increasing in legitimacy and effectiveness?
- The growth and development of the NGO community
- Governance and how it works in conjunction with NGO's
- Incidents involving the bad practices carried out by NGO's
- The impact of globalisation on the future legitimacy of NGO's
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) are essentially organizations that exist for serving the interests of under-represented groups directly for and on behalf of their welfare. Whether this helps to increase their rights and status or simply create an awareness of their plight, they neither represent nor are components of any official governing body. As transnational actors, some of the more significant NGO's are established and recognized globally as world motivators for change and harmony; like Oxfam, Action Aid, Salvation Army and Amnesty International. Most of these organizations can be categorized into those that have a more generic, broader approach to global issues like Greenpeace or the Society for International Development, or as specific NGO's that represent one particular interest group or minority including the American Jewish Committee or World Federation of Trade Unions. In addition, there are different classifications of NGO's; these include INGO, BINGO, ENGO, GONO and QUANGO. Respectively these translate as International, business oriented, environmental NGO's for aid or political gain and quasi-autonomous NGO's.