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Submitted by Anonymous on
While no one has argued against giving NGOs more responsibilities for service delivery, the role of the government in any country is still undeniably indispensable. NGO's cannot provide justice for the victims of wars, they cannot raise taxes, or provide security to everyone, so it is clear that while accountability may be the issue, issues like security, hospital construction, and infrastructure development cannot be left to NGOs to deal with alone. The societal costs will be disastrous. As we can see in Central African Republic, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Somalia, where the state cannot protect civilians nor provide basic necessities, NGOs cannot take over either. Therefore, diminishing the importance of the state because they appear ineffective only increases the risk of anarchy, despotism, and cruelty in countries where there are weak or failed states. Thanks, Marc Pandi