Report on Uruguayan NGOs highlights extent of their contribution – and of their dependence on state and external funding


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Government is the main source of income for Uruguayan NGOs, according to a collective accountability report released in December last year. Contributions from national and local governments accounted for almost 50 per cent of the 2010 budget of the hundred or so NGOs included in the report. In second place comes the contribution from international cooperation agencies (particularly the United Nations and European Union agencies), which brings in a further one third of their resources. The report also underlined the contribution made by civil society organizations in Uruguay. In 2010, the featured NGOs devoted over US$35 million to development projects.

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