International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 253

INGOJ Articles

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

January 2013

  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  

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

January 2013

  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  

Drug addiction and youth of Kashmir

December 2012

  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

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

December 2012

  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

Attitude towards mental illness in Kashmir

November 2012

  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

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

November 2012

  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

Cooperatives and financial inclusion in India: Issues and challenges

October 2012

  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.

Orphans in orphanages of Kashmir “and their Psychological problems”

October 2012

  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

Climate change, social transition and Nigeria’s economical development

June 2012

  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

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

June 2012

  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.

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

May 2012

  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        

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

May 2012

  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    

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

May 2012

  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

Indigenous or global knowledge for development: Experiences from two NGOS in Bangladesh

May 2012

  There is a crucial debate whether indigenous knowledge (IK) or global knowledge (GK) is more important for a country’s social development. This is widening over time and it is now recognised that IK is much more essential for sustainable development. This paper looks this issue with two communities- blacksmiths and goldsmiths of the two NGOs in Bangladesh. This paper finds that IK in Bangladesh is very...

Author(s): M. Rezaul Islam

Wellness crises in Niger Delta: Community demand, federal authority responses, and non - governmental organization contributions

December 2011

  The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Several factors that resulted to illness such as genetic, environmental, governmental policy, or something else entirely are caused by individual, community, civil society, authority and non - Governmental organization. This indicated that there...

Author(s): Ahmad Abdullahi Ayoade

Measurement of social empowerment of farmers in SHGS: Evidence from India

December 2011

  The Self Help Groups are generally formed by promoter agencies as a facilitating mechanism in extending micro finance and have been used to generate income and employment and alleviate poverty, especially in the developing countries.  Review of previous literature indicated that they also contributed in other areas of economic development and growth such as poverty eradication, social transformation and...

Author(s): Jaya Anitha Abraham

Human rights NGOs: Imperative or impermissible actors in (post)-conflict societies?

November 2011

  Normative questions of what human rights and humanitarian NGOs are permitted and required to do in conflict and post-conflict societies are relatively neglected in the current debates about NGOs.  Are they permissible agents? A multi-disciplinary approach is used to dissect this question. It is concluded that on the one hand clear duties for these NGOs can be discerned; they are often the sole...

Author(s): Anja Mihr, Jos Philips and Isabelle Duyvesteyn

Genesis and growth of the NGOs: Issues in Bangladesh perspective

November 2011

  NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) activities have virtually grown into a movement in Bangladesh and eventually playing a very significant role in the nation’s development process scene. NGOs have not been evolved over time. The NGOs throughout the world have evolved in the specific context of the society. The context of the developed countries and developing countries are certainly different. ...

Author(s): Sheikh Kabir Uddin Haider

The impact of ethno-religious conflict on Nigerian federalism

October 2011

  Ethno-religious crises are part of issues that are of grave concern in Nigeria. With different development plans by the government targeted towards sustaining the nation, little or no results seem to be forthcoming. Nigeria is the largest black nation however, what exists mostly is mutual suspicion and lack of cordiality among various ethnic components. The issue of how to share the national wealth among the...

Author(s): O. A. Fawole and M. L. Bello

Prakasam district farmer’s participation in Non governmental organizations (NGOS) watershed programme

October 2011

  Non governmental organizations (NGOs) have played a pioneering role in the field of rural development. Alternatively, they may concentrate on selected rural development activities covering a wide geographical area. They may also stimulate and promote people's participation in governmental programmes like watershed and there by play a supportive role in the fields of rural development. Watershed brings...

Author(s): K. Prabhakar, K. Lavanya latha and A. Papa Rao

Feasibility study on fluoride removal in drinking water in Mehsana, India

October 2011

  The problem of fluoride contaminated water has been reported to affect many parts of Gujarat especially in Mehsana District causing severe causes of fluoride related diseases. Although there are varying standards on the acceptable fluoride concentrations around the world; the general consensus is that fluoride above 1.5 mg/L will be detrimental to health. As such, a feasibility study on the drinking water in...

Author(s): Jian Min Sim, and Kar Mun Leong,

Role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) interventions on tribal health: Some annotations from grass root level

September 2011

  Health is one of the vital indicators reflecting the quality of human life. World Health Organization (WHO) describes health as a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being and not merely as absence of diseases or infirmity. Today majority of Indian indigenous (Treble’s) people are facing various communicable and non communicable diseases. It is found that positive correlation...

Author(s):   Devajana C.  Nanjunda and P. T. Dinesha  

The widespread challenges of NGOs in developing countries: Case studies from Iran

September 2011

  The last decades have witnessed an extraordinary growth in non-governmental organizations (NGO) in all spheres of human activities worldwide, especially in developing countries. NGOs, as an integral part of civil society, concerned with management of a complex and diverse range of activities. They face internal and external management issues. This study provides a critical overview of the major issues...

Author(s):   Ali Akbar Bromideh  

The dilemma of engaging community-wide in development: Has Konko’s (Eastern Region, Ghana) water and sanitation committee taken over decision-making at the community’s will?

September 2011

  Local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have contributed immensely towards providing clean water to rural people, and is partly the reason that much attention has been given to water projects that they either directly or indirectly fund when it comes to understanding the impacts of the projects on the beneficiaries.  This study, which assessed a local NGO in the Eastern region of Ghana (that is,...

Author(s):   Frank S. Arku, Akosua O. Lomotey and Emmanuel N. Angmor  

Institutional donors’ expectation of information from the Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) reporting: A pilot survey

August 2011

  It is commonly believed that donors would donate more to charity if they were assured that the funds will be utilised properly and not wasted. Evidence from previous literature also shows that the donors tend to give more support and contribution to the charity if they were equipped with non-profit organizations (NPOs) information. As far as the NPO is concerned, the core competency of the sector is to build...

Author(s):   Saunah Zainon,  Ruhaya Atan, Yap Bee Wah and Roland Yeow Theng Nam      

Role of third sector in development of drought prone region: Insights from Kachchh, Gujarat

August 2011

  The multiple, geo-physical, socio-cultural and agro-economic diversities of Kachchh pose a complex mix of opportunities and challenges in determining a livelihood base for the people. The opportunities refer to diverse resource base consisting of large land mass, mineral deposits and long coast line besides an enterprising community and strong social capital built through generations of migratory links...

Author(s):   Deepika M. G. and Amalendu Jyotishi  

Teacher’s accountability in Nigerian education system: Perceptions of teachers and administrators in Delta State

July 2011

  This study attempts to ascertain teacher’s accountability in Nigerian educational system as perceived by teachers and administrator. Three hundred and forty three teachers from secondary schools in Delta State participated in the study. Simple random sampling technique was used for their selection. The teachers and principals responded to the questionnaire titled “Accountability in Nigerian...

Author(s):   E.D. Nakpodia and A. R. Okiemute    

Censorship of information and the Nigerian society

July 2011

  Censorship is based on the fact that every society has customs, taboos or laws by which speech, dress, religious observance, and sexual expressions are regulated in order to protect the family, the church and the state. This work therefore discussed censorship; it brought to the fore, its historical development, various conceptions, purpose, various methods by which it may be carried out, challenges,...

Author(s):   Dafiaghor, Kose Famous  

Lateness: A major problem confronting school administrators in Delta State, Nigeria

July 2011

  This paper is a review on lateness in public schools, which has posed a major problem to school administrators in Delta State, Nigeria, especially at the primary and secondary school levels. The author delimited his focus on students, staff and supporting staff in the school system. The salient point is that lateness to schools plagues school administrators, bringing about inefficiencies at work by way of...

Author(s):   Dafiaghor, Kose Famous      

An NGO approach in promoting sustainable community development: A case on RDO at Nilgiris district

June 2011

  After independence, the role of NGO’s is commendable in India and other developing countries and this is because of the inability of the government in delivering the services to the targeted people. The non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or voluntary organizations (VOs) have been working for the betterment of the rural poor especially the downtrodden communities namely: SCs and STs. The NGO’s...

Author(s):   K. Deeppa, Tadamarla Anupama and Inumula Krishna Murthy   .    

Indigenous political ecology approach to social movements in Mexico and Latin America

June 2011

  The struggle for the recognition of indigenous rights is one of the most important social movements in Mexico. Before the 1970s, existing peasant organizations did not represent indigenous concerns. Since 1975 there has been a resurgence of indigenous movements and have raised new demands and defense of their cultural values. However, indigenous social mobilization had been laid in local and regional peasant...

Author(s):   José G. Vargas-Hernández    

The empowerment, ongoing limits and consequences in financial services

April 2011

  Empowerment may be one of the answers to the growing competition and increasingly demanding customers in the financial retail sector, but the relation between empowerment and profit-oriented behaviour at the service encounter has been only sparsely documented. This article offers a comparative empirical analysis of the conditions and impact of empowerment and related activities in Iranian financial...

Author(s):   Reza Shafiezadeh Garousi    

Role of rural business incubators in translating micro finance to sustainable micro enterprises

April 2011

  Present paper looks at how rural business incubators (RBIs) and enterprise resource centers (ERCs) together with micro finance institutions (MFIs) can contribute to inclusive growth. India’s informal sector has a very powerful presence of brilliant entrepreneurs, who can potentially contribute to India’s fight against poverty and have the potential for much more employment and income generation,...

Author(s):   Perumal Koshy    

Pilot Project for the Installation of Domestic Biogas in Peri-Urban Zones of the city of Bamako

March 2011

In Mali, approximately 92% of household and small industry energy needs are met with wood and charcoal. In peri-urban regions, where small farmers supply cities with food products, wood resources are especially over-exploited. Bamako, Mali’s capital, has doubled in size in the past 20 years, and has placed a huge strain on the wood resources of this area. Loss of vegetation cover, leading to desertification in a...

Author(s):   Oumar Salim Mohamed Kaba

The contributions and performances of Grenadian main NGOs after a natural disaster

March 2011

  In the times of natural disasters, Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) are usually the first to respond and remain the longest after the occurrence of natural disasters. In 2004, Hurricane Ivan created extensive damage in the Caribbean with total damages in Grenada estimated at US$900 million, more than twice the country's GDP (OECS 2004). This massive level of...

Author(s): Everson J. Peters and Colin McDonald

Bio-medical wastes disposal and management in some major hospitals of Mysore City, India.

March 2011

  The disposal of biomedical wastes have been studied at various hospitals like, Krishnarajendra Hospital, Mission Hospital, J.S.S. Hospital, Basappa Memorial Hospital, Apollo Hospital and Vikram Hospital for the period of six months by analyzing the procurement lists. Various issues like quantities and proportions of different categories of wastes handling, treatment and disposal methods have been examined....

Author(s): Panduranga G. Murthy, B. C. Leelaja and Shankar P. Hosmani

Sharing the micro level experience of project ‘Bharat empowered’ in resilience

March 2011

  The international labor organization’s 2009 global employment report forecasts unemployment to rise by over five million this year unless policies are implemented which balance economic and social dimensions, especially in the aftermath of the global turmoil that has quadrupled the vulnerability of the most disadvantaged group of workers like casual, informal and women. Economies world over have failed...

Author(s): Geeta Nair

Department of Business Economics and Research Cell, H. R. College, University of Mumbai, India.

March 2011

  Shonglap means dialogue. It is a one year program to develop lives and livelihoods of adolescent girls. Shonglapprogram increased education, life skills, and income generation activities of adolescent girls of Ukhiya and Teknaf sub-districts, religiously conservative communities, in Bangladesh. It improved knowledge about personal cleanliness, menstruation management, HIV/AIDS, water-borne diseases...

Author(s): Mohammed Mamun Rashid

Tharu community’s perception on climate changes and their adaptive initiations to withstand its impacts in Western Terai of Nepal

February 2011

  This paper brings out perceptions and observations of Tharu communities (Rana and Chaudhary), inhabitants of Shakarpur VDC of Kanchanpur and Gadariya VDCs of Kailali on climate change and its impacts on their livelihood strategies over the years. In addition, the paper explores some initiatives taken by the local communities to minimize its effects and impacts. Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were...

Author(s): S. K. Maharjan, E. R. Sigdel, B. R. Sthapit and B. R. Regmi

The impact of physical work exposure on musculoskeletal problems among tribal women of Udaipur District

February 2011

  Work related musculoskeletal disorders are group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons and nerves. Work activities, which are frequent and repetitive or activities with awkward postures cause these disorders, which may be painful during work or at rest. In the home and farm where women performs tasks while sitting, standing, bending, twisting, awkward posture, duration of  work and inadequate rest...

Author(s): Nidhi Suthar and Vandana Kaushik

The state of community development foundations in South Carolina and its implications for rural development

February 2011

  The issue of inadequate funding opportunities for community development foundations and non-profits that serve the needs of rural and poor communities in the US is a concern that is very well documented. In rural South Carolina, poverty, the lack of opportunity, and limited income or financial resources to work with have been identified as major causes for population losses from the rural areas to urban and...

Author(s): Patrick Tandoh-Offin

“Role of non–governmental organizations in promoting sustainable agriculture development in Karnataka”

February 2011

  Non-government organizations as a third sector institutional framework are playing a crucial role in providing strong support to the development issues. They have an important role, especially where the government and private sectors are showing less interest. One of the main sectors is agriculture. It is observed that many countries across the world provide support for modern agriculture, mainly to increase...

Author(s): Siddaraju V. G.

The up and down sides of oil and gas development in the Wood Buffalo Region of Alberta, Canada: Positioning Ghana for progressive gains

January 2011

  Socio-economic benefits and challenges are consequential to oil and gas development, and effective planning is key to advancing favourable development outcomes. Drawing from Canada’s experience, this paper indicates that employment opportunities directly related to construction and operation of oil and gas production plants and indirect spin-off jobs needed to support the sector (e.g., manufacturing,...

Author(s):  Frank S. Arku and Cynthia Arku

Understanding local self governance - An applied research perspective

January 2011

  The following paper is about the working of an intermediary research organization in the area of local governance in India. The Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore, India has used budget analysis to understand the issue of local governance. Budgets are used to interpret the political will of the government in taking up schemes in the various sectors. It is an important instrument to understand the...

Author(s): A. Indira

Sulabh sanitation and social reform movement

January 2011

The sanitation situation in India has been dismal both in urban and rural areas and only few towns have provision of sewage system. A small number of people use septic tanks and only two systems are prevalent on large scale, that is, defecation in the open and manual cleaning of human excreta by the class of people called ‘human scavengers’. The technology of two-pit, pour-flush toilet (popularly known as...

Author(s): Bindeshwar Pathak

Early childhood education: An overview

January 2011

  This paper x-rayed pre-primary education as one of the sub systems and policies in the National Policy on Education (2004) that has been neglected and is failing in Nigeria. Several years after its publication (1977) and revised four times, there is still a very yawning gap between policy formulation and implementation. Pre-primary education, which ordinarily is supposed to be the foundation stone of our...

Author(s): Obielumani Ifakachukwu

In the rugged journey of bettering lives abroad: does the driver matter?

December 2010

  This article highlights difficulties that humanitarian organizations encounter juggling the expectations of their own organization and the donor community. Drawing on World Vision Canada’s (an NGO) case, we found that aligning their work to local priorities of beneficiaries, collaborating locally and gender mainstreaming are still wishes. Soliciting and reporting on funds within single project-based...

Author(s): Cynthia Arku and Frank S. Arku

The role of the state and Fiji council of social services (FCOSS) in service delivery in Fiji

December 2010

  Since 1980s, the global trend of international major donor agencies has been to divert aid from the state to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for the reasons of good governance, better accountability, more transparency and efficient service delivery. This has also been the case in the South Pacific island countries and particularly in Fiji after the 1987 coups. This re-direction of funds from the state to...

Author(s): Anand Chand and Suwastika Naidu

The influence of communication on administration of secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria

December 2010

  This study investigated the extent to which communication affects administration of secondary schools in Delta State. It is a survey study based on ex-post facto design. The researcher raised some questions and formulated three hypotheses were tested using z-test to guide the study. The target of the population of the study was 320 public secondary school principals and 9608 teachers in the state. The...

Author(s): E. D. Nakpodia

Knowledge-based economy and society has become a vital commodity to countries

August 2010

  Technological change is driving demand for skilled labor and spurring an upgrading skills across economies. The emergence of a knowledge-based economy (k-economy) has spawned a “new” notion of workplace literacy, changing the relationship between employers and employees. The traditional pledge where employees expect a stable or lifelong employment will no longer apply. New ideas or intellectual...

Author(s): Ghirmai T. Kefela

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