Three UK-based charities are placed amongst the top twenty best NGOs in the world in a report by the Global Journal.
Oxfam, Save the Children and Amnesty International are ranked 3rd, 18th and 19th respectively. The US magazine, a bi-monthly title that covers global governance, publishes the full top 100 list in its January/February 2012 issue, currently available online.
For this maiden survey, compiled by the magazine’s research team, a range of critieria is used: innovation, effectiveness, impact, efficiency & value for money, transparency & accountability, sustainability, strategic & financial management and peer review.
The report says that Oxfam "encapsulates in one organization the various functions of a modern NGO". Save the Children is described as "dedicated" and Amnesty International is praised for mobilising its members in support of 267 cases involving immediate threats in 2010 alone.
The list's top ten, in order, are:
- The Wikimedia Foundation
- Partners in Health
- BRAC (formerly the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee)
- International Rescue Committee
- PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health)
- Care International
- Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)
- Danish Refugee Council
Thirteen UK charities featured on the list overall:
- Oxfam (3)
- Save the Children International (18)
- Merlin (25)
- Plan International (35)
- Marie Stopes International (37)
- The Big Issue (44)
- Frontline SMS (47)
- Global Witness (58)
- Anti-slavery International (59)
- International Alert (79)
- Saferworld (90)
- Reprieve (98)
- FareShare (100)