Changes in society, economic liberalisation and democratic transformation in the Republic of China (Taiwan) have created a fertile environment for the private sector, and NGOs have flourished. Civil society today plays a key role in ensuring good governance and in enabling Taiwan to exert its soft power in the international arena. Indeed, NGOs have raised Taiwan’s profile by engaging in various international cooperation projects closely aligned with the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These include providing international humanitarian aid and medical assistance, eradicating poverty and disease, promoting democracy and human rights, and environmental sustainability.
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