Civil Society plays an increasingly important role in international human and social welfare. The most important prerequisite for the development of the NGO sector is a steady level of trust and engagement from society. This public trust and engagement is based the organization’s level of accountability.

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Survey Reveals Increasing Diversity of Civil Society in Vietnam

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To improve understanding of civil society development in Vietnam, The Asia Foundation just released findings from a new survey of CSOs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City conducted from November 2011 to June 2012.

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CIVICUS Denounce Government of Bangladesh’s Systematic Clampdown on Civil Society

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A proposed law would not only require NGOs to obtain permission to utilise foreign funds, but would also mean that NGOs have to secure prior authorisation to carry out individual activities partly or wholly funded by foreign sources.

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Russian NGOs and Civil Society: Under Influence?

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Russia has a very long paranoid tradition with regard to foreign influence. Nowadays, political opposition and human rights and campaigning NGOs have been many times suspected of being agents of foreign, primarily U.S., influence.

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(UK) The Voluntary Sector Needs More Power in the Big Society

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Government needs to work more closely with the voluntary sector to ensure it reaches all members of communities

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What Happens in a World Where Everything is For Sale? New Book About Market (Rather Than Civil) Society by Michael J. Sandel

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In his new book, Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel asks what, if any, are the moral limits of the marketplace.

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