Despite all the difficulties that Palestine faced during the last year, the NGO Development Center-NDC was able to realize significant achievements both at the grant-making level and capacity-building programs. NDC was able to gain the trust of donor partners and strengthen partnership with them. This is apparent in the UN Women decision to provide a second round of funding to NDC.
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.
The NGO Development Center (NDC) has made momentous strides in empowering Palestinians by Palestinians throughout 2014. Both our grant-making and sector development programs were expanded to address NGO sector needs in innovative and effective ways. Building on our successes, NDC continues to represent a leading institution in the Palestinian NGO sector.
In 2013, we witnessed our commitments and efforts bear fruit on many fronts. While grant making and sector development remain the core of our work, there are a number of achievements and aspects that we would like to devote special attention to. 2013 was the closing year for the Forth Palestinian NGO Project (PNGO IV) with most components ending as planned.
2012 was a year of innovation for NDC. We launched a new funding mechanism that supports innovative approaches to development within the Palestinian NGO sector, and implemented an ambitious targeted capacity-building program, which assisted 77 NGOs. NDC also maintained its commitment to encouraging precedent-setting impact within the NGO sector.
In the past year, NDC has increased its funding disbursements, signed additional grant agreements with 43 NGOs and continued to pursue innovative approaches to project implementation and sector development. Innovation in both service delivery and the structure of development processes underpins the philosophy of NDC.