Seriously, what the hell are you talking about?sociopath wrote:yaar but how many people have they killed?Northern Monkey wrote:That depends how you define NGO in the western context - I suspect it should include charitable organisations also. If you accept that, then the numbers are huge. In 2009 there were 170,000 charities in the UK, up from 100,000 just fifteen years earlier. That figure will likely be higher now: you can't walk down a UK high street but be struck by the number of charity shops that exist. They are quite literally everywhere, often with 3-4 competing with each other side by side.LexusSchmexus wrote:How many NGOs are there in the UK and what percentage of the workforce work for them? Now compare those figures with Cambodia. I don't think anyone denies that some NGOs do good work, the problem is that there are way too many of them and in most cases, they're taking away responsibility from the government. It was fine 15-20 years ago when the government had zero capabilities, but it's time to move on.
Again in 2009 then charities generated £26bn income and had assets worth £66bn. They employed 600,000 people in a paid capacity, and were estimated to have a 1.2m volunteer workforce. That was in 2009, before the worst of the economic downturn hit home.
Hardly a neglible part of the economy by any measure.
I’m happy to debate... but try to make sense would you?