|NGO Guidelines for Good Policy and Practice (Commonwealth Foundation)|
|Part I: NGOs: what they are and what they do|
|5. A typology of NGOs|
This Chapter creates both descriptive and organisational components of a typology of NGOs based on: their activities; the ways in which they are controlled, managed and legally incorporated; their location between government and civil society, the levels at which they operate, and their links with other organisations. These components of the typology and the earlier definition provide a means by which NGOs can be distinguished from other organisations in civil society.