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  1. Welfare directors 'hoarding money'

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... are exploited and existing workers have to work more.' According to the Social Welfare Department, 162 NGOs are involved in the lump sum grant system and they have accumulated cash reserves ... be the responsibility of the government, not the board.' Social welfare sector legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung said the government believed the system gave NGOs more autonomy. 'But do NGOS really ...

  2. Support for social workers

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai says the government has supported social workers by providing HK$2.6 billion in one-off funding to NGOs. Special recurrent funding of HK$200 million will be given to NGOs to strengthen administrative support. ...

  3. Beijing denies setting restrictions on NGOs

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing was willing to continue working with foreign countries in earthquake rescue work and had not set restrictions on the relief efforts of foreign NGOs, officials ... , director general of the Ministry of Civil Affairs' Disaster Relief Department, dismissed suggestions that the government had placed restrictions on foreign NGOs. He said he saw many foreign ...

  4. Quantifying contribution made by NGOs a difficult process

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system is hampering work of NGOs', May 13) revealed two completely different mindsets on the subject of non-governmental organisations. Your correspondents criticised the lack of accountability by NGOs. The lump-sum grant system requires NGOs to be accountable to their funding sources, both government and private. NGOs have to annually present audited accounts and hold annual ...

  5. Informed donations build better NGOs

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... organisations (NGOs), subsidised by the government, declined to reveal their chiefs' salaries when approached by the press. Although the NGOs concerned could probably have handled it better, the actual salary figures wouldn't tell you much about how efficient or well run a charity is. However, it does raise the much bigger issue of accountability of such NGOs. Any organisation ...

  6. NGOs get HK$87m for projects in Sichuan

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Ten NGOs have received a total of HK$87 million in government funding to run 12 reconstruction projects in Sichuan, the first batch of groups to do so. And the government plans ... presented the funding-grant letters to representatives of the groups yesterday. He said the government received more than 40 applications from local NGOs in October and last month. More groups would ...

  7. More seek help from NGOs but fewer donate, as downturn bites

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The economic downturn is driving donations away while drawing more people to seek help from NGOs, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service says. A record high of more than ... Chi-kwan. These three NGOs, which receive no or partial governmental support, said they depended on public donations to operate. But council chief executive Christine Fang Meng-sang said she ...

  8. HK-based NGOs get little change out of quake allocation money

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Only 5 per cent of the HK$2 billion in public money donated in Hong Kong for post-quake reconstruction in Sichuan province has been allocated to NGOs interested in relief work, ... overwhelmed the city earlier this year, with many professionals and NGOs wanting to contribute to the reconstruction work. But according to the agreement signed by the Hong Kong and Sichuan ...

  9. Financing scheme gives NGOs free rein

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Under the lump sum grant system introduced in 2001, the government no longer stipulates NGOs' staffing and salary structures or controls their individual spending items. ... NGOs to strengthen their corporate governance and assume greater accountability while delivering appropriate services in a more cost-effective manner. So far, 162 of the 173 subvented NGOs ...

  10. Cost-cutting, lump-sum grants affect performance of NGOs

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the ongoing debate on the alleged hoarding of government subventions by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Under the lump-sum grant system introduced by the government in 2001 to give the NGOs autonomy and make them more cost-efficient, agencies have to find ways to top up their reduced subventions. Unlike the universities, which are also given lump-sum grants, ...




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