Fast Forward

The changing role of UK-based INGOs

Bond

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

British INGOs have a crucial continuing role to play in promoting global development and justice.

But in a rapidly changing global context, all who act in the name of international developement must regularly ask themeselves: Are we doing the right thing? Are we needed? Are we doing the best we can do with the resources we have? Is the way we work enhancing progress to a better, more just world for all?

Following on from our work on defining the value of UK INGOs, this new report explores key trends creating drivers for change which challenge established ways of working, and sets out some of the directions in which UK INGOs may need to move to respond to these trends.

The first step is to agree whether there is a shared ownership of the agenda for change as described in this paper.

It looks at the contributions of UK-based INGOs to addressing challenges relating to crises, development and the environment, describes seven megatrends for development and identifies ten strategies UK-based INGOs must adopt to be relevant and valuable in this fast changing context.

Finally, it explores how donors and UK-based INGOs can develop a new partnership and suggests a way forward.

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