A non-governmental organisation (known by its acronym NGO) is a private entity, with aims and objectives defined by its members, created independently of local, regional and national governments, as well as international organisations. Legally, it adopts different statuses, such as association, foundation, corporation, among others. The NGO sector as a whole is referred to by different names, such as voluntary sector, non-profit sector, solidarity sector, social economy and third social sector, among others.

Their membership is made up of volunteers. Internally they can have a low or high degree of organisation. Funding for activities generally comes from a variety of sources: States, international organisations, companies, private individuals, other NGOs, etc.

NGOs range in scope from the local to the international level. They cover a wide range of issues and areas that define their work and development. These themes are related to humanitarian aid, public health, research, economic development, human development, culture, human rights, technology transfer, ecology, etc. They do not try to replace the actions of the NGOs.

They do not try to replace the actions of states or international organisations in their respective countries, but to cover and help in those areas where social or economic policies do not exist, or when these policies are unsatisfactory for some groups of society. They also denounce government violations, corruption and abuses.



RSM is responsible for certifying the proper use of funds by partners, so that there is certainty that international cooperation is reaching its final recipients. RSM has also created a specialised group for this sector, so we are able to provide the most comprehensive professional advice and consultancy.

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