4. Unsustainable Funding Support

Most of the NGOs in most of the developing countries are now aware what unsustainable funding support is. Every organization, small or big, at one point of time or another has encountered the problem of unsustainable funds. The over-dependence of NGOs on foreign funding has been the biggest factor for un-sustainability. The foreign funding and donations are determined by certain factors that are beyond the control of the NGOs. The twenty-first century has witnessed some unprecedented challenges like the September 11 attack on World Trade Center, the War against Terrorism and the global recession, which have subsequently affected the flow of funds from the North to South. Suddenly, now the international foundations have withdrawn and bilateral agencies have revived their policies of development assistance, as a result of which there is a huge funding gap. The NGOs have suddenly found themselves vulnerable because of these global events.

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