The objective of this course is to provide the students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical understanding of Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs). Students will be able to analyze and conduct research in the area of nonprofit sector and their roles in development.
Unit 1: Introduction to Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) (LH 10)
- Concept of volunteerism and civic engagement
- NGOs/INGOs: concept, types and their roles in people-centered development and deepening democracy
- Concept of civil society governance
Unit 2: Theories of NGOs and Social Capital (LH 10)
- Theories of NGOs: public goods theory, contract failure theory, partnership theory and social origin theory
- Social capital: concept and roles of NGOs in social capital formation
Unit 3: Growth and Development of NGOs in Nepal (LH 8)
- Traditional welfare organizations
- Growth and development of modern NGOs
- Classification of NGOs
Unit 4: NGOs in National Policies and Financing in Nepal (LH 10)
- NGOs as development partner
- NGOs policies and strategies
- NGOs financing and resource mobilization through NGOs
- Contribution of NGOs: community participation, empowerment and social development
Unit 5: Governance of NGOs/INGOs in Nepal (LH 10)
- Legalization of NGOs
- Institutions for governing NGOs
- Transparency and accountability of NGOs
- Code of conduct
- Issues and challenges associated with NGOs
- Chand, D. (1991). Development through Non-Government Organizations. Kathmandu: Institute for National Development Research and Social Service.
- Chitrakar, A. (1996). Working with NGOs. Nepal: IUCN.
- Dhakal, T. N. (2006). NGOs in Livelihood Improvement: Nepalese Experience. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
- Vartola, J., Ulvila, M., Hossain F., & Dhakal T. N. (Eds) (2000). Development NGO, Facing the 21st Century Perspectives from South Asia. Kathmandu: Institute for Human Development.