Lack of identity of international nongovernmental organization network

Other Names:
Lack of international nongovernmental organization group identity

INGOs individually, or in small groups with closely related concerns, tend to conceive of themselves as operating in an international vacuum. They are consequently surprised to find at some stage that there are other organizations with similar programmes or common problems, or whose programmes are in some way affected by their own. There is only a vague sense of identity with an 'international community' and little general understanding of the elements and linkages constituting the inter-organizational network on which that sense of community is based. Because INGOs do not conceive of themselves as a well-defined group of organizations with common concerns, they consequently find they have little basis for collective action.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 20:06 CEST