Title: Between Rhetoric and Action: Do NGOs Go Where They Are Needed?
Abstract: This research analyzes the factors that determine the placement of development NGOs in Nepal through the examination of the placement data of 39,606 NGOs. Using multivariate ordinary least squares, this investigation demonstrates that the location of an NGO is determined by: level of community needs, resource availability, and the level of political engagement. NGOs are in fact active where their support services are in high demand. However, the other two determinants: ‘resource dependency’ and ‘political engagement’ suggest that development outcomes may be limited due to placement concentration in areas of high human resource availability and high political activity.
Title: Determinants of internal organizational governance practices: Evidence from civil society organizations in Thailand
Abstract: In the literature of civil society organizations (CSOs), concept of “governance” has two broad research fields: one focuses on “external governance” and seeks to identify how CSOs are contributing to making the state mechanisms accountable, while the second one deals with “internal” governance of the CSOs and focuses more on the role of the board in achieving the internal governance. Following the research question: what internal and external factors influence the internal governance of CSOs? this cross-sectional survey study of 54 CSOs from Thailand identifies the determinant internal and external enabling factors of good organizational governance practices. The multiple logistic regression showed that the size of the board (OR=31.46, CI: 2.16-458.3), CSOs’ engagement with the government (OR=0.05, CI: 0.03-0.87) and the organizations’ perception on whether the current legislation is clear or not (OR=198.58, CI: 2.09 – 18855) are the factors that influence the internal governance of the civil society organizations in Thailand.