International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006

INGOJ Articles

February 2018

Flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Gathering lessons learned and perceptions at the community level of the NGOs extended shelter intervention program

Over the past few years, the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have helped communities remarkably to respond to and recover from the impact of natural hazards like floods in Pakistan. Compared to the previous natural disasters, 2010 floods were the most devastating and the challenges through relief aid were more significant for the affected families and communities. The purpose of this paper is to gather lesson...

Author(s): Ashfaq Ahmad Shah, Nasir Abbas Khan, Nur Nabi, A.K.M. Kanak Pervez, Siba Kolin Koivogui, and Abdou Matsalabi Ado

January 2018

Socio-economic roots of religious conversions: A case study of the valley of Kashmir Showkat

The question of religious conversion has conventionally been treated either as a product of force employed from the above or the process started from below. It has also been viewed in terms of individual search for spiritual salvation according to his own understanding. At the global level, two factors are important in the religious conversions, one the place where the religion originated and second the place where it...

Author(s): Ahmad Dar, Sulakhan Singh and Naveed, A. Paray

April 2017

Changes and satisfaction of microfinance clients: A study on a coastal NGO in Bangladesh

This article intends to find out contributions of microfinance of one coastal NGO in Bangladesh and satisfaction of clients. It is found that 91.51% of microfinance clients are female and majority of the respondents (63.10%) received loans from three to eight times. A number of clients failed to succeed due to adverse effects of climate change and man-made tyrannies like nuisance of pirates at fishing grounds. However,...

Author(s): Mohammed Mamun Rashid

March 2017

Youth in artisanal gold mining: Risks and opportunities; the case of Asgede Tsimbla Woreda , Northwestern Tigray National Regional State, Ethiopia

Artisanal gold mining employs a significant number of people in Asgede Tsimbla Woreda, though the number is not actually documented. The sector serves as both temporal and permanent source of revenue for the youth gold miners. But the main worry is: Is artisanal gold mining a worthy employment area for the youth? In what kind of stuff do the youth gold miners yield the rites acquired through gold mining? Hence, this...

Author(s): Birhane Gidey Redehey

February 2017

The impact of small ruminant funded projects on the socio-economic development of the producers: Case of some selected common initiative groups in the Far North Region, Cameroon

Cameroon has enormous potentials for small ruminant production which are still largely underexploited. The Far North Region harbors about 3/4 of the total population of small ruminants (goat and sheep) in the country. Above 80% of the region’s population is involved in livestock rearing. Despite these potentials, the sustained challenges in the sector have been attributed to low investment in the sector....

Author(s): Patience Mugah Nji and Ali Madi

January 2017

Improvement of nonprofits through an active survey to donors: The case of four major Spanish non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

We comment on a survey done to the donors of four major Spanish non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The main objective of the survey is to try to improve their revenue and functionality. We sent it to 38,794 donors and received 4,334 valid responses. The survey may have been capable in itself of increasing the number of donors that recommend the NGO and to measure it in the same survey. We may have developed the...

Author(s): Fernando Moliní, Francisco Anguita and Laura Calvo-Moreno

December 2016

NGOs’ performance in conservation governance: Cases of nature conservation campaigns in China

After the phase of Command-Control Mechanism in the 1970s and Market-oriented Mechanism in the 1980s, the evolution of China’s state governance has moved on to the third phase of Information disclosure, dialogue and cooperation mechanism. Accordingly, spatial governance is going through a similar process. The importance of public participation (PP) was addressed in China’s Agenda 21. In 1996, PP mechanisms...

Author(s): Zhao Li

July 2016

Impact of crisis on state-society relations: The case of a democratizing Taiwan

This study aims to explore the evolving relationship between the state and civil society from the perspective of crisis and its impact on governance type. Theoretically, the study adopts a dichotomous concept of crisis as either dissensus or consensus, and develops a typology of four governance modes that capture the dynamics of state-society relationships to facilitate empirical analysis: adversarial, managerial,...

Author(s): Herlin Chien

May 2016

Evaluation of one mental health/psychosocial intervention for Syrian refugees in Turkey

The town of Kilis in Kilis province, south-central Turkey is harboring about 100.000 urban Syrian refugees from the three-year-old Syrian conflict alongside its 82,000 Turkish residents. Malteser International and International Blue Crescent implemented mental health/psychosocial support intervention with the objective to improve well-being and resilience of urban Syrian refugee population. In this study, the authors...

Author(s): Boris BUDOSAN, Marie Theres BENNER, Batoul ABRAS and Sabah AZIZ

March 2016

Determinants of internal organizational governance practices: Evidence from civil society organizations in Thailand

In the literature of civil society organizations (CSOs), concept of “governance” has two broad research fields: one focuses on “external governance” and seeks to identify how CSOs are contributing to make the state mechanisms accountable, while the second one deals with “internal” governance of the CSOs and focuses more on the role of the board in achieving the internal governance....

Author(s): Dipendra K. C.

December 2015

The contribution of rural institutions to rural development: Study of smallholder farmer groups and NGOs in Uganda

In this article, the results of the quantitative data analysis are presented. Through a case study, the contribution of NGOs and smallholder farmer groups as sample rural institutions is examined in addressing four main objectives of improving health, education, agriculture as well as improving industry. The study involved 87 respondents from 40 organizations (19 NGOs and 21 Smallholder farmer groups) from central...

Author(s): Patrick Nalere, Milton Yago and Kenny Oriel

June 2015

Demographic impacts on the digital globalization of NGOs in Dera Ismail Khan KP Pakistan

This paper shows the impact of gender, age, Income, Qualification, Designation and Experience on digital globalization of NGOs of DIKhan, KP Pakistan, which were examined through a survey approach with the help of Structured Questionnaire. Globalization is a process that involves the growing sense of connectivity and shrinking world with different factors including NGOs. The vigorous role of globalization of NGOs has a...

Author(s): Robina M. and Allah Nawaz

April 2015

Strengthening community formal and non- formal systems to prevent violence against children in East Africa: What is working?

This article focuses on Violence against Children (VAC) as a growing public health and social development problem globally. It provides a summary of the framework and model focusing on addressing VAC which World Vision is implementing in East Africa. The systems approach and the Child Protection and Advocacy (CPA) model were considered in addressing VAC. In different ways communities are demonstrating enormous progress...

Author(s): Richard W Wamimbi and Rhoda Kasimbu

March 2015

Impact of development interventions of NGOs: A case study of Prottyashi activities in rural setting

The main objective of the study is to measure the change that might have taken place for having various interventions in the rural community. The survey was conducted in two locations: one, where specific program interventions took place (Experimental area) and two, where specific interventions did not take place (Control area). A total of 300 female respondents were interviewed at their residence; of them 200 were from...

Author(s): Mohammad Shamsal Islam, A.H.G. Quddus and Mohammed Alauddin

December 2014

Role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in education development of post-independent Tajikistan

In the early 1990s Tajikistan emerged from the soviet union as new country. It disrupted all the services including educational enjoying Tajik people under USSR. The post-Soviet period in the region has been tumultuous and uncertain. The educational transition, its   tasks and exact prospects seems unclear and bleak. Education spending suffered a rapid decline, rolling-back some of the achievements the sector...

Author(s): Firdoos Dar

December 2014

Management and development of the human resource of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Greece: Utopia or reality?

The presence of Civil Society in Greece is lean even though the cultivation of the values of social solidarity and volunteerism they are notably developed.  It is necessary to avoid jeopardizing the main traits of Civil Society, which are independence, diversity and their effectiveness.  According to professor D. Dimitrakos, the Civil Society is the intermediary space between the state and citizen, the...

Author(s): Vasilis Kefis and George Aspridis

November 2014

The relevance of infrastructural facilities to rural housing development in lagelu local government, Oyo State, Nigeria

In Nigeria, rural areas are experiencing neglect in connection with the provision of infrastructural facilities despite all the efforts being made by all tiers of past government in the country. This study is aimed at assessing the relevance of infrastructural facilities to rural housing development as it applied to Lagelu Local Government in Oyo State. The specific objectives of the study among others, include;...

Author(s): Toyobo A.E., .Muili A.B. and Adetunji M.A.

February 2014

NGOs in Ukraine: Growing amid growing concern

This article focuses on the development of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the post-Soviet country of Ukraine. Since the Soviet Union collapsed only 2 decades ago, civil society organizations have grown numerically, but are they making a difference in the lives of the citizens?  Data from other former Soviet states show mixed results. Ukraine has a legacy of mistrust and distrust of NGOs; as it looks to...

Author(s): Roger A. Ritvo

January 2014

Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of Environmental NGOs working in Punjab, Pakistan

The objective of this study is to analyze the working potential of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) in Punjab, Pakistan. Semi-structured questionnaire was designed to fulfill the rationale of the study. The potential of working of ENGO is based on the various factors such as financial support, acceptability by the local community, qualification of the staff and social threats while working....

Author(s): Lina Maqbool, Nauman Ahmed, Muhammad Umar Hayyat, Rashid Mahmood, Zawar Haider and Rab Nawaz

January 2014

Adoption of the “Conservation Farming” practice in maize production by small holder farmers in the Makoni District of Zimbabwe

The study is on adoption of “conservation farming” (CF) in maize production by small holder farmers of Makoni District in Zimbabwe as recommended by both government and non-governmental organization. The objective of this study was to find out the reasons why farmers did or did not adopt the recommended CF in maize production.  Four categories of farmers were distinguished as: Adopting with support,...

Author(s): Mafuse Never, Gono Nyeverwai, Manyumwa Dadirayi, Munyati Vincent Tinashe Gwati  Maponga and Muhau Edgar

October 2013

Partition through literature

The hard battle which was fought against the alien rule was marred by the division of united country [India]. Millions are said to have moved across the borders and lakhs have been died. This was an “irreparable loss” for the subcontinent. We can’t undo the partition which is now a reality. We must learn lessons from history. The aim of the paper is to focus on the writers’ perspectives, as...

Author(s): Showkat Ahmad Dar

October 2013

An assessment of gender inequality in democratic politics in the fourth republic in Nigeria (1999-2003)

Nigeria has been a patriarchy society where roles of women are restricted. This study revealed that women were underrepresented in the various political assignments such as presidential election, National assembly election, Ministerial Appointments, Federal House of Representative, Gubernatorial Election, State House of Assembly, Chairmanship and Councillorship Election at the local government level in the fourth...

Author(s): Ojo, John Sunday

October 2013

Performance of faith-based grassroot non-governmental organisations in rural development in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

The study assessed performance of faith-based Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in rural development in Nasarawa State. Eighty (80) randomly selected beneficiaries from two purposively selected faith based NGO were used. Data were collected by the use of structured interview schedule and analysed using percentage, and mean scores. Faith based NGOs implemented several overlapping programmes for the target communities...

Author(s): Dimelu M. U., Salua E. S. and Igbokwe E. M.

October 2013

An analysis of drug abuse along the coastal region of Kenya

This study sought to examine the connection between youth and drug abuse which has raises several questions, like: Why are young people at risk of drug abuse? Why do young people use drugs? What is wrong with doing drugs? The study will try to answer some of these questions, but there is a need to start with the basics. In Kenya today more youth are abusing drugs than in any other time in history, and many of the youth...

Author(s): Korir Weldon

August 2013

Enhancing citizen participation through civic action in Zimbabwe, 1997-2010

  This role of civil society in many African countries has been viewed as seeking to create an enlightened and informed citizenry. In order to strengthen their resolve and speak with a stronger voice in their engagement with the state as well as to mobilise their membership, civil society organisations (CSOs) have developed a tendency of forging linkages and working relations among themselves culminating in the...

Author(s): Jephias Mapuva

  • Article Number: 77E841840916

August 2013

Alternative method for analyzing multiple overlapping responses

  The preservation of cultural/historic resources in international border areas can have far reaching consequences beyond the mere preservation of historic sites. They have the potential to act as “olive branches” between countries which have experienced long term conflicts and negative cultural memories. In the case of the Kars Province, in the northeastern portion of Turkey, this area was occupied...

Author(s): A. K. Nigam, M. K. Singh, Reeta Saxena, P. P. Tewari and Shruti Shukla

  • Article Number: 57FEA2C40918

June 2013

Using historic preservation as a para-diplomatic agent in cross-cultural conflict resolution in international border areas: A case study in the Kars province in Turkey

  The preservation of cultural/historic resources in international border areas can have far reaching consequences beyond the mere preservation of historic sites. They have the potential to act as “olive branches” between countries which have experienced long term conflicts and negative cultural memories. In the case of the Kars Province, in the northeastern portion of Turkey, this area was occupied...

Author(s): Michael Andrew McADAMS and Sinan KOCAMAN

  • Article Number: C42876740920

June 2013

Replaying memories of the past: Reflecting on the South African teachers’ 2010 protest

  The  teachers’ strike against low salaries and poor working conditions in 2010 invoked memories of the 1980s and 1990s popular resistance against the apartheid government. The apartheid government invoked the state of emergency and outlawed any form of protest or demonstrations. The 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa recognises peaceful demonstration as a constitutional right and...

Author(s): Alexius Amtaika

  • Article Number: 4410AE840923

April 2013

Drug addiction and the awareness regarding its possible treatment and rehabilitation of young drug users in Kashmir

  The problem of drug addiction among youth in the valley of Kashmir is one of the biggest concerns today. The problem is not confined to the males alone but has started to grapple the female youth also. Nobody can deny the fact that the impact of drug addiction is not confined to the addict alone, but also affects the quality of life of whole family. Additionally, a wide range of dysfunctional behaviours can...

Author(s): G. Hassan Lone and Suhail Mircha

  • Article Number: FC7636740924

April 2013

Issues pertaining to families of disabled children in Kashmir

  Disability is a harsh reality and any person disabled suffers a lot, it becomes more painful when small children face any disability; because of their disability their parents and family member suffer both economically and socially. This study looks at the socio – economic problems and issues faced by families of disabled children in Kashmir. Researchers identified respondents by approaching a special...

Author(s): Pirzada Mohammad Amin and M. Mudasir Naqshbandi

  • Article Number: 9DB341240926

April 2013

Role of microfinance factors on the sustainability of women managed micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Kenya

  Women play a crucial role in the economic development of communities but certain obstacles such as poverty, unemployment, low household income and societal discriminations mostly in developing countries have hindered their effective performance of that role. As such, most of them embark on entrepreneurial activities to support their families. It is discovered that women entrepreneurship could be an effective...

Author(s): Peter Paul Kithae, Juster G. Nyaga and Judy Gakenia Kimani

  • Article Number: C805E4840928

March 2013

Sexual harassment at workplace and in educational institutions: A case study of District Srinagar, Kashmir

  Women were sexually harassed long before there was a term for it. Women working in homes have long been targets of sexual abuse. Since industrialization, women working in factories and offices have had to endure sexual comments and demands by bosses and coworkers as the price for economic survival. As students, women and girls have been sexual prey to teachers for as long as they have been allowed to be...

Author(s):   Chesfeeda Akhtar  

March 2013

Role of KOPAKAMA in promoting socio-economic development of coffee farmers

  Coffee is the main source of income for a large number of households and provides major foreign currencies for the national economy. Although it covers only 6.3% of cultivated areas, coffee is produced by 500,000 households in Rwanda. Since its introduction in the country in 1904, coffee has always been operated by individual producers. However, after the liberalization of the coffee sector in 1998, the...

Author(s):   GISARO M. Ya-BITITI, Philippe LEBAILLY, Philippe BURNY and Déo Mbonyinkebe  

March 2013

Network strategic assessment approach for dialogue and capacity development in NGOs

  As platforms for dialogue non-governmental organizations play an important role in facilitating the inclusion of a diversity of views in the debates and decisions that shape society. However, to successfully influence societal development non-governmental organizations need to develop and mobilize their capacities. This paper argues that organizational capacities can be developed and mobilized with strategic...

Author(s):   Juan Azcárate and Berit Balfors    

February 2013

Child labour and Bangladesh: To what extent can Bangladesh remove child labour particularly in the Bangladesh Ready-made Garment (RMG) sector?

  Child labour is a sensitive issue in global business. It is a common problem in workplace in Bangladesh particularly in Ready-made garment (RMG) sector. This paper focuses on child labour and how it affects the Bangladesh RMG sector. In fact the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international communities consider child labour as abusive and exploitative. To...

Author(s):   Ferdous AHAMED,    

February 2013

Small scale industries in Jammu and Kashmir (J & K): Growth, performance and challenges

  Small scale industries have been considered as the engine of economic growth and promotion of equitable development. The major advantage of the sector is its employment potential at low capital cost. The labour intensity of the small scale industry (SSI) sector is much higher than that of the large enterprises. The role of small industries in the economic and social development of the country is...

Author(s):   Bilal Ahmad Dar and Bhat Fayaz Ahmad  

February 2013

Involuntary displacement: An analysis of the role and contribution of non-government organizations to the Narmada Project affected communities in Western India

  The major objective of the present article is to examine the various activities of the NGOs for the upliftment of the affected tribal people in the context of the resettlement programs in Gujarat state, western India. In order to collect data, the interview schedule was adopted. The primary data were collected through the interview schedule, and formal and informal interactions with respondents and personal...

Author(s):   Hinal Pandya    

January 2013

Knowledge assessment on the effects of climate change due to keeping livestock in urban and peri-urban areas of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  This paper discusses assessment results of the respondents who kept livestock in urban and peri-urban areas in the three municipalities of Kinondoni, Ilala, and Temeke in Dar es Salaam city region, if they had knowledge that their activities had an effect on climate change. Data show that over two thirds of the respondents did not think that the presence of solid waste, liquid waste, and pollution...

Author(s):   M. R. S. Mlozi, A. Lupala, S. W. Chenyambuga, E. Liwenga and T. Msogoya  

January 2013

Public attitudes toward non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Republic of Georgia

  The growth of civil societies depends on many factors; a key component is the development of a robust variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide programs and services that a government cannot, will not or should not provide. NGOs also hold government and corporations accountable through efforts to increase transparency. But, NGOs can only sustain their efforts and succeed with public support....

Author(s):   Roger A. Ritvo, Giorgi Berdzenishvili, Nino Khazalia, Mariam Khidesheli, Akaki Liqokeli and Sofio Samkharadze  

December 2012

Drug addiction and youth of Kashmir

  Drug addiction is fastest growing problem among youth in developing countries and also in developed countries. This study looks at the impact of conflict and unemployment in increase of drug addiction among youth in Kashmir. A study on youth was conducted using interview schedule method to collect data from respondents so that answer to the objectives can be found. The study results make some interesting...

Author(s): M. Mudasir Naqshbandi

December 2012

Impact of turmoil on the handicraft sector of Jammu and Kashmir: An economic analysis

  The handicrafts of Jammu and Kashmir (J & K), namely, shawls, namdhas, wooden art-ware, papier-mache, crewel embroidery etc. are well known, yet the export from this sector has been of an average of around Rs. 20 crore per annum. However, the handicraft industry occupies an important position in the economy of J & K, which provides a gainful employment to more than 3 lakh people and too has the...

Author(s): Fayaz Ahamad and Effat Yasmin

November 2012

Attitude towards mental illness in Kashmir

  In most of the societies mental illness carries a substantial stigma or mark of shame. Such stigma may keep families from acknowledging that a family member is ill. Some families may hide or overprotect a member with mental illness-keeping the person from receiving potentially effective care-or they may reject the person from family. When magnified from individuals to a whole society, such attitudes lead to...

Author(s): Asima Hassan and Aneesa Shafi

November 2012

Accountability: A lingering dilemma for Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

  This paper presents part of the findings of an extensive field research undertaken in 2011 on Palestinian non-governmental organizations (PNGOs) governance in the West Bank. To serve this purpose, the research investigated PNGOs’ accountability, specifically the assumption that PNGOs, individually and collectively, are more accountable to their donors and to the Palestinian authority than to their...

Author(s): Raed Awashra and Majida Awashreh

October 2012

Cooperatives and financial inclusion in India: Issues and challenges

  Cooperative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise. Financial Inclusion is critical for achieving inclusive growth in the country. The Financial Inclusion initiatives will go a long way in not only financially empowering the people but also as an avenue...

Author(s): Siddaraju V. G.

October 2012

Orphans in orphanages of Kashmir “and their Psychological problems”

  The number of orphans is increasing day by day in India in general and in Jammu and Kashmir in particular. Besides, the trend of institutionalizing them is spreading easily in the society, which had its own traditional mechanism of rehabilitation and care/support. This study thus examined the effect of institutionalization on orphans and aimed to find out the psychological impact on orphans. The methodology...

Author(s): M. Mudasir Naqshbandi, Rashmi Sehgal (Rimsha Abdullah), Fahim ul Hassan

June 2012

Climate change, social transition and Nigeria’s economical development

  This paper examines the issue of climate change, social transition and economical development in Nigeria. Global warming caused by climate change has been regarded by many scholars to be the most serious environmental challenge of our time (Giddens, 2006). The current spate environmentally-induced havoc currently ravaging many parts of the globe has therefore  become a source of major concern to...

Author(s): Noah Yusuf

June 2012

Status of non-governmental organizations (NGOS) and their role in developmental activities in Nagaland, India

  The present study was carried out in the state of Nagaland, India. It has 11 districts and out of which, 6 districts have been selected purposively. In this study, 45 NGOs were selected and from each one higher level of employee was interviewed. In the present investigation, endeavours were mainly confined to explore the genesis, growth, nature; status and involvement of NGOs in different activities. In this...

Author(s): N. K. Patra, M. N. Odyuo, Sanjoy Das and A. K. Makar.

May 2012

The control of Nigerian women over their sexuality in an era of HIV/AIDS: A study of women in Edo State in Nigeria

  HIV/AIDS remains the world’s most menacing disease of the 20th and 21st century. Two-thirds of an estimated 40.3 affected people world-wide live in sub-Saharan Africa and 77% of these are women. In Nigeria, 57% of people living with HIV/AIDS are, according to a 2005 estimate, women. The increasing vulnerability of women/girls to HIV/AIDS has been attributed to many factors. Among these, women’s...

Author(s):   Festus Iyayi, R. Osaro Igbinomwanhia, Anthonia Bardi and Omole O. Iyayi        

May 2012

Role of HOPCOMS in socio-economic change of farmer members in Mysore City

  Horticulture plays an important role in the economic development of country and if contribute to 29.5% of over agricultural GDP from 8.5% of area and 10% of total agricultural exports. Fruits and vegetables are important components of the diet as they contribute the much needed vitamins, minerals, fibers and other micro nutrients to the consuming Indian population. It provides food for our people and raw...

Author(s):   H. M. Chandrashekar    

May 2012

Community participation in population-based non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus control program: A paradigm

  Effective control of chronic diseases in developing countries remains a major challenge in developing countries of the world where low levels of literacy, conflicting notions of disease etiology and low belief in self-efficacy operate jointly to render populations at risk of diseases like non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) hopeless. Even as declared by the WHO, the public health challenges of...

Author(s): O. C. Abanobi

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