The Sustainable Development Job I am working for at this moment is to develop a sustainable development framework to help small businesses in the developing world. The framework is based on the principles of sustainability that are being implemented by the UN itself.
So we are trying to create the framework that will save the world from starvation, homelessness, disease, and war? It sounds like a noble cause, but I think if you look at the actual implementation of these principles, it’s too easy at times. I’m working on a sustainable development framework for NGOs because I feel that I have a lot of experience in this area, but when you look at the actual implementation, it’s hard to see the results.
The UN has a sustainable development framework that allows NGOs to use funds from UNICEF and other sources to implement programs that are designed to improve the lives of people in the developing world. But that framework is a lot more complex than a set of guidelines, and since NGOs are the ones implementing these programs, you can’t really expect them to do a great job.
If anything, there are too many NGOs in the developing world. Just look at the hundreds of NGOs in South Africa, for example. They are all trying to implement the same thing, and the people implementing the program have no idea which agency you are talking about. Then they talk to the people implementing the program and see that they are not the folks who were using the funds to implement the program.
The thing about NGOs is that they are often funded by their host countries, often with little accountability. In a developing country, the government is not giving any funds to NGOs, so they have to find other ways to fund. A good example of this is the “waste collection project” implemented by UNICEF in Bangladesh.
That is a mistake. A lot of money goes to the local governments and NGOs so why shouldn’t the funding be spent in the local places (such as the health centres), where the government is funding the people’s health or education, which are also the local government. The cost of the projects does not seem to be that much.
The government is only giving the money to NGOs for their own ends, like food aid for the poor.
Waste collection is mostly a local issue, so the money doesn’t really make sense. The government is always looking for a way to fund their own projects, so why should they pay money to NGOs? But the local NGOs are doing a good job of collecting and recycling the waste and are using it to solve the problem.
The local NGOs are using the money to create jobs, as well as make an attempt to help the local population. When you think about it, this is a very sustainable approach, but it still does take a lot of money.
The money comes from the local people, not from the government. The government pays for everything that is there, and in a few years, the local people will have a better chance of getting hired. This is also a good time to take care of your local folks. It’s even better if you put a little money into your new job, as the government is not going to give you this money and you won’t be able to find a decent job.