Seeking NGO-Donor Partnership for Great Effectiveness and Accountability

Ebrahim, Alnoor
Aug 2004
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and donors increasingly face the twin challenges of demonstrating effectiveness in their work and accountability in their relationships with various stakeholders. Donors, on one hand, are particularly concerned about accountability of NGOs in the efficient and effective delivery of services. NGOs, on the other hand, are often concerned that accountability to donors can overshadow and overwhelm their accountability to communities and to their own missions. The intent of this workshop was to find common ground for building partnerships that could improve both effectiveness and accountability.