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The role of non-governmental non-profit organisations in the provision of social services and the palliation of poverty

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  • Mihaela Bronic

    (Institute of public finance, Zagreb)

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After introductory considerations, arguments are put forward for non-governmental organisations as exclusive providers of social services. The negative characteristics of the non-governmental organization are subject of the third part of the paper. In the fourth part, the meaning of the social funds is explained (they are a kind of non-governmental organisations), and in Part 5, we explain the importance of the synergy between the government and society in the provision of social services. After the explanation of the situation in Croatia, in the Part 6 of the paper we give our final considerations. In Croatia non-governmental organizations that provide social services are slowly developing. In their further strengthening it is necessary to change the general viewpoints concerning the role and importance of the non-governmental sector in the alleviation of poverty, as well as to achieve better coordination between the state and the sector.

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  • Mihaela Bronic, 2005. "The role of non-governmental non-profit organisations in the provision of social services and the palliation of poverty," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 29(1), pages 99-114.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipf:finteo:v:29:y:2005:i:1:p:99-114
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    Keywords

    non-governmental organisations; poverty; social services;

    JEL classification:

    • L30 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - General

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