Global Development Institute Blog

In this episode, GDI’s Nicola Banks talks to Jelmer Kamstra and Zoe Abrahamson about the political role of NGOs and how donor funding can support those.

Jelmer Kamstra has been Senior Policy Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in the Civil Society Division since 2015. He is now Senior Researcher at the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Zoe Abrahamson is Bond’s senior funding adviser. She coordinates Bond’s funding stream, acting as a conduit between funders and NGOs.

Dr Nicola Banks a Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Deputy Managing Director of the Global Development Institute.

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