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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Tag Archives: Europe

Civil Society in the UK Join Forces to advise the Government on Implementation of New European Directives

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Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO said: “We have a key opportunity to share ideas and work closely with the government to identify persistent problems in legislation and practice, and to find solutions for a more effective UK procurement market.”

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Transparency Key to Aid Effectiveness, European Parliament Emphasizes in New Report

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On 25 October a welcome development came as aid transparency was included in the European Parliament’s report on aid effectiveness.

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Brussels, Belgium to Become the Future Home for European Philanthropy

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Foundation House will gather together a number of philanthropic organizations and will represent a “home away from home” for foundations in need of temporary proximity to the EU institutions.

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IIED Urges the UN to Establish Donor Transpacency Policy for Climate Aid

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The effort to evaluate the quality of funding information comes after campaigners and recipient countries have accused donor governments of diverting money from other development projects and re-labelling it as climate aid.

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Nearly Half of Europeans Give Annually, Survey Shows

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Forty-four percent of Europeans contribute money or time annually to charity, with religion and a personal philosophy of helping others cited most often as the reasons for giving, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites a new poll.

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