NGO Development Center (NDC)

Profile

Country/TerritoryPalestinian Authority
Websitehttps://www.ndc.ps/
In their own words“The NGO Development Center (NDC) is a Palestinian non-profit, non-governmental organization supporting Palestinian NGOs and their representative entities to more effectively respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged groups in Palestinian society. Through the provision of financial and technical support as well as the development of value systems that promote principles of social justice, integrity, and transparency, NDC contributes to the achievement of development priorities and the realization of an effective and sustainable civil society in the State of Palestine.”

Funding

Activities

NDC Funding to Politicized NGOs

Political Advocacy

Support for BDS

  • In a document funded by the French government, NDC outlines “strategic objectives” of Palestinian NGOs, which include: “BDS Campaign[s]”; “Campaign[s] for Academic and Cultural Boycott”; “Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign[s]”; “Anti-normalization Campaign[s]”; and “Development of a unified NGO strategy for international advocacy.”

NGO Code of conduct and “Anti-normalization”

Human Rights Fund Programme

  • According to the NDC, its Human Rights Fund Programme is guided primarily by Sweden’s development Cooperation Strategy for Palestine and “provide[s] core support to organisations that can demonstrate having the competence and capacity to contribute to real and sustainable change towards achieving the overall objective of the programme.”
  • In 2018-2020, the Swedish international Development Agency (SIDA) provided $7.19 million to “Human Rights Programme Palestine.”
  • Neither the NDC nor Sweden provides the names of NGO grantees or the amounts received. In response to a Freedom of Information request made by NGO Monitor (on file), SIDA acknowledged funding to Al Mezan Al-Haq, Badil, Defence for Children – Palestine Chapter (DCI-P), Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem, Gisha, and Yesh Din.

2019-2020 Funding to Politicized NGOs (amounts in NIS)

NGO20202019
B'Tselem2,097,650
Gisha1,143,9622,324,681
Breaking the Silence1,041,812

Footnotes

  1. The International Development Association (IDA) is “the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Overseen by 173 shareholder nations, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.”

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