What Do Nongovernmental Organizations Do

  title={What Do Nongovernmental Organizations Do},
  author={Eric Werker and Faisal Z. Ahmed},
  journal={Journal of Economic Perspectives},
Nongovernmental organizations are one group of players who are active in the efforts of international development and increasing the welfare of poor people in poor countries. Nongovernmental organizations are largely staffed by altruistic employees and volunteers working towards ideological, rather than financial, ends. Their founders are often intense, creative individuals who sometimes come up with a new product to deliver or a better way to deliver existing goods and services. They are… 

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