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Live events podcast: merging international NGOs

Written by Sara Pantuliano

Hero image description: Agencies distribute hygiene kits in Newroz Camp, Northeastern Syria. Photo: © Mercy Corps Image credit:© Mercy Corps

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.

Keynote speaker:
Matthew Rycroft
– Permanent Secretary, UK Department for International Development

Chair:
Sara Pantuliano – Acting Executive Director, ODI

Speakers:
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