Non-Governmental Organizations

There is the need for high-quality information about their work on the ground, which is crucial to ensure accountability, to learn from experience, and to develop and disseminate good practice

There has been a well-documented growth of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working broadly in the field of international development over the past two decades. They have begun to move away from a focus on mainly small-scale projects towards an increasing involvement in broader processes of development, including policy advocacy, and organizational and human capacity building. At the same time, finding themselves vulnerable to criticisms about their level of accountability to the poor, to governments, and to donors, many development NGOs are beginning to seek ways to increase their impact, effectiveness, and overall professionalism. This has led them to recognize the importance of three types of information for their operation and activities.

  • First, there is the need for high-quality information about their work on the ground, which is crucial to ensure accountability, to learn from experience, and to develop and disseminate good practice.
  • Second, there is a need to gain access to information about wider contextual forces such as macro-economic policy, the national and local political climate, and the ongoing work of other organizational actors. This type of contextual information is increasingly important for development NGOs if they are to campaign for policy changes at national and international levels.
  • Third, information about organizational inputs and outputs is essential in order for NGOs to make effective use of scarce human, financial, and material resources

Our solutions to meet these goals include

  1. Intranet Portal and Collaboration Tools
  2. Alfresco Document Management and Records Management System
  3. Project Management , Evaluation and Monitoring System
  4. Media Tools for Information gathering and dissemication (on web, email and Mobile platforms)

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