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Economics: NGO- Non Governmental Organizations

This guide is a basic research guide for the subject of Economics.

Definition and examples of NGOs

​WIKIpedia defines an NGO as:

“Non-governmental organizations (also known as NGOs, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations) are independent of any government. They are usually non-profit. Many of them are active in humanitarian or social areas. However, NGOs can also be lobby groups for corporations, such as the World Economic Forum.”

We call them non-profits for the most part, but it can be complicated.  Many times NGOs get government aid and can also be lobbyists for government aid or lobbyists for powerful corporations.

Links to NGOs

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