|NGO Guidelines for Good Policy and Practice (Commonwealth Foundation)|
|Part I: NGOs: what they are and what they do|
|7. The legal and institutional frameworks within which NGOs operate|
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This Chapter begins by examining the political aspects of NGO work and then discusses a key feature of the external environment in which NGOs operate: the laws and associated regulatory processes within which they operate. Widespread limitations apparent in both are noted, and the scope for improvements are set out.