TIB report & NGOs
It is an undeniable fact that some very remarkable accomplishments have been made by some NGOs in healthcare and education and expanding opportunities to the disadvantaged children of Bangladesh. Yet, no doubt, the TIB findings on corrupt practices of NGOs are well founded.
The large ones are undoubtedly corrupt and managed by autocratic and dictatorial personalities. They are mostly one man show. Those top guys surround themselves with their sycophants, relatives who are mostly inept, undereducated , ill- trained, but capable of managing and approving corrupt practices. Most of the mid-level managers (majority with Master's)are very ill paid. They earn one third of a driver's salary given in a multi-national company. They work for those organisations with the clear understanding that they can manage their life quite well under bribery and corrupt practices. The majority of managers survive and prosper under the corrupt patronage of their seniors.
The NGOs hire lot of senior retired bureaucrats to manage things at the government level. These retired top civil servants are well looked after by their employers. Unfortunately, most of them have no experience or expertise to manage NGO activities, or commercial industrial ventures, to generate income to be reinvested in the core objectives of the organisation--- poverty alleviation and dispensation of basic health and education to the poor masses of the country.
It is time to look into the NGO activities and prevent misuse of donors' money.