Status of NGO Legislation in CARICOM: Towards a Policy Framework for Informing Enabling NGO Legislation

A Call for NGO Legislation in Barbados: White Paper Submitted to the Government of Barbados

CPDC White Paper to establish an NGO Policy to guide the Legislation Process in Barbados (Nov 2018)

Good Governance Scorecard – A review of Good Governance Practices within NGOs across the Caribbean Region

Good Governance Monitor – A review of the Enabling Environment for CSOs Across the Caribbean Region

Good Governance Scorecard – Infographic

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is executing a project entitled “Support to Facilitate the Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in the Regional Development and Integration Process”. The project is funded by the European Union with a major focus on the strengthening of civil society and appraisal of the internal and external environment for good governance. The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Governance Score Card is one of the key deliverables for the project.

The Scorecard adopted the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Corporate Governance Methodology for scoring the good governance practices among NGOs. Interpretation of 
the scores informs the recommendations made for improvement of good governance practices within organisations across the CARIFORUM region. The NGO Governance Score Card and Infographic provides a snapshot of the internal governance operations of a sample of civil society organisations across the region. The survey instrument was used to assess the application of the principles of good governance within the NGO sector in order to (1) identify the areas of weakness and (2) motivate organizations to commit to strengthening their good governance practices.