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Zaim Saidi

Special feature Zaim Saidi 1 March 2004

Learning from the Philippines

In September 2003, a group of activists from leading Indonesian NGOs[1] made a two-week study visit to the Philippines. The aim of the visit, hosted by Venture for Fund Raising, was to look at the …

Special feature Zaim Saidi 1 December 2001

A role in public affairs? Five challenges for Indonesian NGOs

NGOs in Indonesia have become a sizeable and highly dynamic component of Indonesian society, active participants in almost every social endeavour. Unfortunately, they have serious problems with political legitimacy, legal accountability, financial sustainability and professional …