Neglect of non-western structures in international nongovernmental organizations
Most INGOs are organized in what can be termed a Western concept of organization. Such organizations, wherever they are based, then appear to be transplants which are not natural or meaningful in non-Western societies. As such they are easily suspect and subject to criticism, thus deterring full contact with them.
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