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What are NGOs?
Non-governmental organizations are generally non-profit groups not affiliated with any government operating locally, nationally, and/or internationally.
NGOs often publish reports and statistics, which are available for free on their web sites, that may be of interest to researchers.
These groups vary widely in their goals and structures, but most have the objective of influencing public policy. Be sure to take this into consideration when evaluating their material.
Non-governmental organizations search
Search of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) websites
Sites were chosen based on their consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and also collated from University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, Duke University Libraries' NGO Research Guide, and the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO). More background on the IGO/NGO search projects can be found at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/IGO_search including a growing spreadsheet of NGOs included in this search.
Comprehensive Lists of NGOs
- Europa World This link opens in a new windowEncyclopedia and directory of the world's countries. Substantive coverage of government, demographics, history, and much more. Current.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
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