Annual Reports


The economic crisis in many of the “developed” countries appears to have restricted the flow of funds to donor agencies for support of programmes for women and their families in aid receiving countries. The rise in the phenomenon of the ‘bidding ‘exercise in the provision of financial assistance and the reluctance to recognize the need for institutional support for non-profit non-governmental organisations impose severe constraints to access to resources for a substantial number of organisations. CENWOR was fortunate in competing /’bidding’ successfully for one grant and in receiving direct requests for collaboration or participation in projects. A solution has to be found, however, to the problem of funds for institutional support to pay staff, rent, utilities, and other administrative expenses.