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  1. Patrick Kilby
    Patrick Kilby March 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    This is interesting; but a couple of points from my own research. As a % of GDP aid from NGOs has been remarkably stable at around 0.03% for the last fifty years. It has gone up (to as much as 0.08%, but is now back to about 0.04%) in the last 10 years following the tsunami effect. In sense it depends on your base year to determine grimness. The ABC story chose 2004 to show things as being particularly grim, but that was an abnormally ‘good’ year. It is in line with the long run levels. It is the attitude to aid that has tanked and is a real issue, which is another story about the drop off in development education spending since the 1990s.

    The rise in ACFID membership is really about associate members being abolished (2010 I think?) and them all being full members to be able to sign the Code If we count the associate and full members over the last forty years the change had not been that great. There are both definitional and baseline issues in this analysis.

  2. Jackie
    Jackie March 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    G’day Jonathan,

    First time caller, long time listener.

    I’m fascinated to know your thoughts on why MSF and Compassion choose not to be part of ACFID.

    Does it really matter?

    Do they need to be part of ACFID?

    Cheers!

  3. Anne Observer
    Anne Observer March 3, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Global Development Group is a surprising one? Not a major presence on the web or in media, little interaction with peer agencies in the sector, no obvious dedicated constituency, no clear point of differentiation from other aid NGOs in their approach – and yet shooting up the fundraising charts, from a low base. Is it because they’re the only aid NGO in Queensland?

    1. Mark
      Mark March 3, 2015 at 11:38 am

      GDG is also an umbrella entity from memory that provides tax-deductibility to smaller NGOs? If so – may reflect a proliferation in activity at that level.

  4. Phillip Walker
    Phillip Walker March 3, 2015 at 3:09 am

    I am curious why Red Cross was not included in this assessment? I realise that they are not really an NGO but an ancilliary to goverment, but would have thought that they fitted into analysis of this nature, and would sit in the top 15, even top 5?

  5. Jasmina
    Jasmina March 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    This is very interesting article – thanks! Is there any similar article/data set about the distribution of private donations in USA and/or Europe?

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