NGOs and donor agencies went through the shock during the Covid-19 Pandemic and are now introspecting new ways to work for the communities. In fact, their responsibilities have now increased more than ever as they need to address the unexpected challenges arising out of the pandemic. Challenges such as the increased poverty rate, high level of unemployment, poor access to affordable healthcare, disruption in food supply chains, loss of opportunities for youths, fall in the quality of education, and mounting inequality and discrimination demand NGOs to play a greater role as these Covid-19 consequences will continue to impact the populations long after the pandemic is completely gone.
Addressing the Covid-19 Impact will be the Number One Priority for Most Donors
As Covid-19 has impacted every walk of life, it is apparent that all donor agencies including bilaterals, multilaterals, foreign governments, aid organizations, private foundations, and even individuals will place the pandemic as its top priority. Recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the single largest contribution of $250 million to fight Covid-19. So far, the foundation has committed around $1.75 billion to support the global response to fighting the pandemic. Read More