This year, the NGO sector has by and large demonstrated its agility in response to the Covid-19 pandemic by pivoting quickly and assertively to developing needs among beneficiaries, while at the same time coping with lockdown requirements and new social norms associated with the pandemic, such as social distancing.
However, there were also many NGOs that ultimately succumbed and closed their doors due to shrinking donor allocations as the world’s economy contracted due to lockdown restrictions.
Organisations that survived at the height of the strict lockdown regulations earlier this year demonstrated flexibility as the parameters and cost structures of how organisations worked began to shift. For example, many organisations consolidated their activities and the size of their workforce, which resulted in salary cuts and job cuts.
Meanwhile, organisations’ ability to project a long-term view have been compromised by the uncertainty that the pandemic presents and instead organisations have had to orient their approach towards emergent strategies as a means of survival and relevance to the beneficiaries that they serve.
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