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close this bookNGO Guidelines for Good Policy and Practice (Commonwealth Foundation)
close this folderPart I: NGOs: what they are and what they do
close this folder7. The legal and institutional frameworks within which NGOs operate
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View the document7.1 Freedom to associate
View the document7.2 The political dimension
View the document7.3 The law
View the document7.4 Regulation
View the document7.5 Collective, external and self-regulation


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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.