Strategies and Politics of Develpment

Definition of Non-Governmental Organisations
These are organizations which are non-profit and operate independently from the
government or voluntarily.
About NGOs
Their main purposes is to promote human interests address social needs which
can be at domestic level or international level. NGOs have also emerged to
bridge the gap between what governments and corporations can do and what
society needs or expects.

Examples of NGOs’ and their roles in developing countries
It’s aim is to work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering.
Oxfam responds to emergencies, provide food and shelter for people driven
from their homes by floods, hurricanes and conflict. They also train health
workers in that particular community, establish schools and as well as build safe
water sources such as boreholes.

Oxfam International is an international development, advocacy, and relief agency working to put an end to poverty world-wide. In partnership with local groups, Oxfam works with poor people to help them help themselves.

This is a United Nations agency defined as World Health Organisation.
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In support of its main objective, the Organization has a wide range of functions, including the following, to act as the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health work; to promote technical co-operation; to assist Governments, upon request, in strengthening health services; to furnish appropriate technical assistance and, in emergencies, necessary aid, upon the request or acceptance of Governments; to stimulate and advance work on the prevention and control of epidemic, endemic and other diseases; to promote, in co-operation with other specialized agencies where...