By ICDF, 2002


With the development of a diversified society, nongovernmental organizations are playing an increasingly important and dynamic role in the international community. The growth of NGOs reflects a new enthusiasm on the part of citizens to engage more directly in public problem solving. The 1999 Human Development Report, which focused on the increasing difficulties of global governance, described how the lack of cohesive developmental policies and strategies has heightened the focus on NGOs in solving global problems.