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The COVID-19 Outbreak: A Testing Time for NGOs in Bangladesh

Posted By Mokbul Morshed Ahmad, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, Friday, May 22, 2020

One of the few good things Bangladesh is known for around the world is NGOs and their work. About fifty years ago, when the country became independent, the oldest NGOs started their work by providing relief to the people affected by the war of independence by helping to rebuilding their livelihoods. In the last few decades NGOs in Bangladesh have traveled a long way: reaching the remote areas, mobilizing the poor into groups for making them aware about health, education, running schools, providing loans to start their small businesses. With the improvements in Bangladesh’s social indicators and its economic condition, the fortunes of the NGOs have also changed.

Broadly, two developments have affected NGOs in Bangledesh. (read more here)


Tags:  Bangladesh  covid-19  Member  NGO 

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NGOs on Coronavirus Mode: The Risks of ‘Business as Usual’

Posted By Daniel Diaz Vera, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Hi all, even though we are sad for the cancelation of Montreal's conference, this is being an opportunity to reflect on how NGOs are coping with this pandemic in an organizational level of analysis. Here is a short note just published at E-International Relations on the risks for NGOs on adopting the approach that we can call "Business as usual".

Kind regards, 

Daniel A. Diaz, University of Manchester, 

Tags:  covid-19  NGO  nonprofit leadership 

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