Research project

Governance - CONGAD - Consortium

At the heart of a necessary humanitarian transition in Senegal, the desire for empowerment has been the mainstay of the governance of civil society organizations, and the founding principle of the first NGOs consortium in this country. However it is historically challenged by a dependence on a demanding international and national ethical context.

The setting up of governance tools, and more particularly of “good governance” standards, has been a permanent source of legitimation and a means of recognition for NGOs. But, their insufficient appropriation, and survival logic have ultimately undermined NGOs will, possibility and capacity to be autonomous and to accompany the population in this quest.