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About Us

History

The NGO Development Center (NDC) is the largest Palestinian organization of its kind working hand-in-hand with Palestinian NGOs and community development organizations to improve the delivery of services in unserved and underserved areas to marginalized segments of society and build a more efficient and responsive Palestinian civil society. Our programs and grants empower Palestinians to help Palestinians by providing NGOs the skills, tools and funds required to address social needs and promote self-reliance amidst poverty.

NDC advocates greater NGO transparency and accountability through the adoption of professional financial and management practices. We promote sector-wide coordination and sharing of best practice experiences within our programs and through our Masader portal and the Palestinian NGO Code of Conduct. Our support to the four main Palestinian NGO Networks and Unions along with our inclusive and participatory relationship with strategic partners (the PA, International Donors, NGOs, beneficiaries and Palestinian public and private sector) form our mandate. Our commitment to sector development and individual NGOs reflects our comprehensive approach to sustainable development while our complimentary funding streams demonstrate our understanding of development as a holistic process.

Vision

External 

A free Palestine where human dignity is preserved, and where social justice prevails with the active participation of civil society

Internal 

The NDC is a leading institution, an incubator of developmental action, and a provider of holistic support to the CSO sector

Mission

The NGO Development Center (NDC) is a Palestinian non-profit, non-governmental organization supporting Palestinian NGOs and their representative entities to more effectively respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged groups in Palestinian society. Through the provision of financial and technical support as well as the development of value systems that promote principles of social justice, integrity, and transparency, NDC contributes to the achievement of development priorities and the realization of an effective and sustainable civil society in the State of Palestine. 

 

Objectives

Enhance the capacity of NGOs to more sustainably deliver services and contribute to socio-economic development through:

  • The provision of financial and technical support to NGOs, NGO networks and unions.
  • The establishment of model developmental projects
      

 Contribute to the development of the NGO sector to become more responsive, transparent and accountable, by:

  • Setting, evaluating, and certifying adherence to standards
  • Promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration within the sector
  • Supporting strategic policy research and planning