Government to give greater authority to NGOs

  • 1998-08-20
  • By Daniel Silva
RIGA - The government plans to transfer some of its authority to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) - the question is "how much?"The move comes as a result of a growing sense among authorities that some issues can be tackled best by NGOs."Often they can provide the best expertise," says Armands Kalnins, the deputy of the State Admininstration Reform office.Civil servants, he says, should act as coordinators, helping the government find the most appropriate NGO to work with on a particular issue.Currently, there are approximately 5,000 NGOs in Latvia involved in areas ranging from educati...
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