VALORISATION OF NGOS’ EXISTENCE IN CAMEROON: OPTION FOR A MORE ENGAGED CIVIL SOCIETY (VNEC-OECS)
Citable Link (URL):http://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?gs-1/13114
Journal Article (Published version)
First published (peer reviewed)
International Journal of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Essays 2016; 1(1) p.1-17
Non-governmental organizations (NGO) have become quite prominent in the field of international development in recent decades. Even though, NGO have taken the centre stage in the fight against poverty, social injustice and human rights most are considered weak due to their dependence on funding from government and international aid bodies. This research activity highlights the probable values and weaknesses plaguing the civil society in Cameroon. Due to the pressures of obtaining and maintaining funding, less effort is placed on management leading to a lack of accountability and inefficiency in services offered to the public. The absence of a common platform for NGO makes coordination of their activities unrealistic. In our discussion we intend to propose ways by which NGOs can synergize their action plans. The paper will end by highlighting the distance NGOs have covered as development actors in Cameroon with recommendations deduced to valorise NGOs existence in Cameroon.
Open-Access Publikationsfonds 2016