The Ethics of Taking Sides

  • Peter Ellis
Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 23)


NGOs’ political activities include their development work in aid recipient nations as well as advocacy in donor countries. Some criticisms of NGOs are given extra strength by the failure of NGOs to face up to this political nature. Government funding of NGOs particularly highlights these issues. NGOs should clarify the basis for their political actions, and in particular the independence or more complex relationship between funders (especially large funders like governments) and their policies. Possible precepts along these lines are considered for a Code of Conduct.


Political Party Political Activity Government Funding Recipient Country Donor Country 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent Monitoring and Results Advisor, NZAIDWellingtonNew Zealand

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