ngo case study > geographical fields
Knowing the diversity of humanitarian
cultures, the study of NGOs follows head offices’ countries
in order to get elements of comparison. In
donor countries, only international NGOs are looked at, thus excluding
NGOs whose actions are only “intern”. Yet in war-torn
countries, NGOs with a purely “national” purpose are
to be considered.
NGOs are listed in alphabetical order according
to the country where their original head office is, notwithstanding
the branches abroad and, sometimes, the establishment of an international
head office in another country. That is why Doctors Without Borders
(Médecins sans frontières) is listed in France,
despite the existence of an international office in Brussels.