15 Mar NGOs must form creative alliances to tackle global poverty and injustice
PovertyMatters Blog, Guardian.co.uk
Why work with others? Life is a lot more straightforward when you don’t. But no NGO can succeed in isolation. Oxfam’s charitable mission is to end poverty and injustice. We’re not the only ones. We all have a responsibility to work together where it accelerates progress towards goals we share.
In developed countries, that means collaborating to influence the actions of our governments and to deepen public support for those efforts. This has never been easy. But it’s getting much harder. A shift in public expectations of NGOs and the (very welcome) rise of new social actors are among the trends that make it tougher than ever.