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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112 Chinese Charities Have Pledged to Promote Transparency Through a New Government Disclosure Platform

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To restore public trust in charities, 112 Chinese organizations are on track to participate in a government-sponsored information disclosure platform

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Russia Enacts a New Treason Law That will Further Scrutinze Russian NGOs and Their Funding

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Russia enacted a new treason law on Wednesday, alarming opponents of President Vladimir Putin who fear he will use it to silence critics and – in a reminder of the Soviet past – put at risk almost anyone who associates with foreigners.

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(US) The Misuse of the Nonprofit Sector

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Congressman Boustany (R-LA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, recently stated “over the last two decades, the organizational structures of public charities have become increasingly complex, creating compliance and transparency issues.”

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UK Charity Commission to Start Spot Checks on Charities of all Sizes

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- Commission to start spot checks on accounts of big charities too Article posted on Civilsociety.co.uk by Tania Mason 29 June 2012 The Charity Commission is to expand its system of spot checks on charities’ accounts to encompass organisations of all sizes, …

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Have Nonprofits Been Seduced by a Thirty-Year Love Affair With Markets and Forgotten About the Public Good? Mark Rosenman Asks on Philantopic

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These days, it seems to be easier for nonprofits and foundations to acquiesce to externally determined realities, to figure out how to do as well as they can in an environment that glorifies all things private instead of trying to figure out how to change things. Too many seem to go along to get along.

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