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ADB 2004-01: Investing in Ourselves: Giving and Fund Raising in Philippines

DECADES OF DEVELOPMENT WORK have revealed the limitations of states and markets in addressing fundamental social issues. This has led to increased recognition of the importance of non-government organizations (NGOs) in the human development process.1 The Philippine NGO community is an example of the key role NGOs play in a vibrant civil society. Much of that work has been sustained by a combination of factors. First, the “semi-voluntary” NGO sector pays workers substantially less than other sectors.2 This creates an ironic situation where those who want to “do good” must make personal sacrifices to continue the work. To quote Prof. Vic Limlingan of the Center for Development Management Program at the Asian Institute of Management, “the challenge is to do good and to do well.”3 Secondly, a major source of NGO funding is grants and contracts from international donors.

Asian Development Bank
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ADB; investment;
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