NGOs have been central to efforts to improve the humanitarian system.
Yet international NGOs are often criticised for a lack of coordination, destructive competition and unnecessary duplication – especially in ‘crowded’ and highly fragile contexts. Some have called for consolidation – reducing the number of international NGOs to increase efficiency and empower local and national organisations, particularly in protracted crises.
Listen to this high-level debate on the benefits and risks of consolidating international NGOs, co-hosted by ODI and Mercy Corps.
Join the conversation on social media using #RemakeAid.
Matthew Rycroft – Permanent Secretary, UK Department for International Development
Sara Pantuliano – Acting Executive Director, ODI
Jonathan Brooker – Head, Solidarités International UK
Nasra Ismail – Acting Director, Somalia NGO Consortium
Amanda Mukwashi – Chief Executive, Christian Aid
Simon O'Connell – Executive Director, Mercy Corps