The Nature, Conditions and Challenges facing NGOs in

Report
Presenter
Ashaba-Aheebwa Jim
Objective of the Study
 Methodology and scope
 Limitations of the study
 Concept Definition
 Organization of the Report
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The Global Trend
The African Situation
Uganda’s Case
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The Legal Provisions
The Policy Guidelines
The Institutional Framework for the NGO
sector
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There are persistent gaps in the law
The clarity of what constitutes an NGO not
dealt with
No clarity of the mutual roles and
responsibilities, rights and obligations of
parties
No efforts to enhance the capacity amongst
NGOs to support PPP in national
development;
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The integrity of some NGO actors is still
wanting
There is no harmonized mechanism yet for
the INGOs
There are Issues with Operational Guidelines
There are Issues to do with the Institutional
Framework
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The Multiparty Political System
The enactment of the NGO Policy
The opportunity to explain more the role of
the NGO sector
The Regional Integration Process
Limited information on NGOs work
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Areas of Operation
The Human Resource Situation
The Worldview and Strategic Direction
Funding Sources
Expenditure Patterns
Monitoring and Impact Assessment
Leadership
Governance
Accountability
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Impact in the area of Lobby and Advocacy
Impact in Health and Social Services
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Setting Ambitious expectations
Diversity of Activities carried out
Vague objectives for activities
The tools used to conduct impact assessments
The absence of baseline information and
adequate monitoring systems
Deciding what should be measured
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The Nature of Government /NGO
Relationship
Causes
Effects
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The NGOs with a clear shared vision
The NGO that remains on course
The NGO with Integrity
The NGO with Beneficiary-centered
programmes
The NGO that acts Professionally
The NGO which aspires to sustain itself
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No mechanism to discipline NGOs
NGOs overestimate the value of their services
Under-performing NGOs be blacklisted and
performing NGOs are rewarded
Funding a small number of NGOs saves some
funds in the short run, but skews growth and
development of the NGO sector in the long run
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Donors should focus more on building
capacity for better management of NGOs.
Development education and public
accountability concerns could be addressed
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Scholars and practitioners are not yet agreed
on what constitutes impact
The management of NGOs is sometimes ill
understood
We need to decide whether the management
of CSOs varies from that of business or is
closer to public management
NGOs suffer challenges associated with too
many actors, too many chiefs, and too much
mission (and expectations).

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