Many of the newly independent countries are naturally characterized by a poorly developed organizational infra-structure. Priority is given to development of government agencies and productive enterprises. The creation of non-governmental, non-profit bodies therefore poses a special problem, both as a distraction and a drain on scarce resources, and as a possible focus for dissent threatening the stability of the government. Such bodies are therefore deliberately created by government for political ends or, if independent of government, are viewed with suspicion if they are permitted to exist at all. This situation makes it difficult for non-governmental representatives of the countries to related to INGOs.