Recognised NGOs

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The objective of recognition is to select organisations offering all the necessary guarantees to ensure that our subsidies are used in a sound and effective manner. Article 10 of the law of 25 May 1999 on Belgian international cooperation and article 2 of the Royal Decree of 14 December 2005 set out the recognition criteria. The organisation must:

  • be established in accordance with the law of 27 June 1921 on not-for-profit organisations (as supplemented by a new law of 2002) or be a not-for-profit commercial company in accordance with the law of 13 April 1995 modifying the laws on commercial companies coordinated on 30 November 1935; 
  • have development cooperation as its principal purpose and carry out activities in accordance with the objectives of Belgian cooperation set out in article 3 of the law of 25 May 1999;
  • provide proof of three years of relevant and current experience in relation to development cooperation;
  • have a planned approach based on a multi-annual programme which includes a financial plan;
  • be independent; 
  • be able to ensure its own operational continuity; 
  • have a majority of members in management bodies holding Belgian nationality;
  • carry out activities which are in accordance with the objectives of Belgian internal cooperation as referred to in article 3 of the law, the primary objective being to achieve sustainable human development through the fight against poverty based on the idea of partnerships and while complying with relevancy criteria for development;
  • apply clear accounting practices. (or manage a transparent accounting).

 List of recognised NGOs (PDF, 27.7 KB)