WS072 - The changing world of Northern NGO sectors
Convened by Lau Schulpen (Radboud University, the Netherlands) and Nicola Banks (University of Manchester, UK)

For long, Northern NGOs were considered the forefront of international solidarity. Over the years, critique grew as did the idea that INGOs are perhaps more part of the problem than of the solution. This critique then goes hand in hand with the idea that the world of Northern NGO sectors is consisting of comparable INGOs that are in crisis. Recent studies of (changes within) these sectors in the UK, the Netherlands, Canada and Norway, show that such a view is incorrect. That does not mean these national NGO sectors are one-on-one comparable. In a workshop and roundtable, we delve deeper into where these national developments diverge and converge and what actually triggers the changes in these NGO sectors.

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