Incompatible equivalent national sections of international nongovernmental organizations


In the case of some INGOs working across different national social systems, the functional equivalents of national organizations may have different relationships to their governments, particularly with regard to the degree of governmental control, funding and staffing. National sections in different countries may perform ranges of functions that only partially overlap such that the non-overlapping features tend to result in suspicion and incompatibilities which probably lead some governments to hesitate in facilitating interaction between their national organizations and the equivalent INGOs. In particular, in some non-Western cultures there may be difficulty in locating organizational forms natural to that culture which could related to a given INGO. There may be resentment of any imposition of a new Western style organization, and a lack of any socio-anthropological skill to match very different styles of organization, or to create or adapt an INGO appropriate to them.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST