Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


The role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for community development: way forward

Author(s): Abiddin, N. Z., Ibrahim, I., & Abdul Aziz, S. A.

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are progressively recognized or promoted as alternative health care, community development, social justice, education, and several other goals but are hampered by government inefficiency and resource constraints. However, the statement of NGOs is more complex, not only the differences between government, NGOs may also suffer from lack of resources and management inefficiency, like those provided by the government. The objective of this paper is to find out the role and the impact made by NGOs in community development and to identify challenges faced by NGOs in community development. In this study, a large amount of literature from journal articles, reports and even organisational websites were studied to gather the data. To get an overview of NGOs in more detail, data on the number of NGOs in Malaysia is also presented in this article. It aims to see how vigorously these NGOs are growing, but its direction is still unclear. Thus, this article suggests some recommendations for the purpose of developing existing NGOs in a more beneficial direction to the community.

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