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Hasan Altaf

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is it better to have lots of organisations working on the same issue in different ways? or is it better to have a giant org. taking it on?

there are thousands and thousands of NGOs and other organisations tackling issues we face as a global community. Is it better if there is just one (or even a handful of organisations) instead of the thousands? it'll save on overheads build greater donor- as well as vested parties'- trust.

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  • Mar 9 2013: You are clearly talking about resource optimization. In my opinion duplicated functions and (human) resources is not always a waste. When the risk of overlooking critical details is high, the more independent points of view you have the better, in such cases is better to have lots of organizations working on the same issue. If the risk of overlooking something really important is low or nil, the best is to minimize the number of actors.

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