NGOs of Bangladesh Funded by Foreign Donations: Governance Challenges and Way Forward
Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)1, popularly known as the third sector or development sector or differently termed as, or part of, civil society organisations (CSOs), have outstanding reputation for their participatory, empowering and democratic approaches to development. The development partners and academic world are therefore, interested in, and have tremendous support for, the role of NGOs in accelerating political development in the developing countries by virtue of promoting democratic practices. They anticipate that NGOs channel and process the demands and concerns of diverse interest groups to the state to help ensure legitimacy, accountability and transparency as well as strengthen state’s capacity for good governance (Mercer, 2002). From this perspective, NGOs have been playing roles to preach the ideas of good governance in the state mechanisms so that people get fair distribution of resources without any likelihood of deprivation induced by corruption and irregularities.