Dóchas is the association of Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations. Dóchas provides a forum for consultation and co-operation between its members and helps them speak with a single voice on development issues. Dóchas serves as the national platform of Irish Development NGOs, representing its members to the European Union and the Irish Government, on issues of importance to the policy environment in which they work. ChildFund Ireland has been a member since 2005.
Dóchas have developed a fact-sheet, developed in consultation with a good number of their members, and aims to address one of the most frequently heard pieces of criticism of NGOs: “why are there so many NGOs?”. The info sheet tries to set out in clear and concise terms that there are many different roles that NGOs can play, and that the members of Dóchas have voluntarily agreed to a set of minimum standards.
To read the fact-sheet please click here