Sustainability of Syrian NGOs

Abstract

In all countries impacted by crises, there has been establishment of local NGOs which are aiming to fill the humanitarian gaps of people in need. After sometime, these organizations try further to seize potential opportunities, in order to continue providing their services There are many factors that affect this continuation, negatively and positively. In this project, we will review four factors affecting the sustainability of these local NGOs. These factors are a) governance, b) self-financing, c) societal impact, and d) accountability. We also examine these factors on Syrian NGOs through questionnaires. Our findings suggest great gaps among Syrian NGOs that require improvements, such as governance, self-financing and societal impact. Finally, we propose conducting research to dive deeper into these gaps.

Author : Diaeddin Abdulhanan Alzamel

Keywords : Syria, NGOs