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31 JAN
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A lot has happened with the NGO Local Pay Survey initiative since we launched it last September.  This post is a quick summary of how the initiative is progressing, where new surveys are launching or in progress, and more.

NGO Local Pay is Thriving!
As we announced in September, the LiNGO partnership was terminated as a result of the acquisition of ORC Worldwide by Mercer.  However, the three remaining partners, Birches Group, InsideNGO and People In Aid, launched NGO Local Pay, which continues the local surveys which began as LiNGO.  NGO Local Pay provides the same high quality survey information as before, conducted by the same firm (Birches Group), and at a cost more than one-third less than before (just $595 per country).

Survey Status Update
Since September, five surveys (Afghanistan, Ghana, India, Pakistan and the Philippines) launched, bringing the total number of countries surveyed to 21. In the coming weeks, it is expected that the following surveys will launch:

  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Congo, DR
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi (2011 Update)
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Peru
  • Rwanda (2011 Update)
  • Zambia (2011 Update)

All together, there are potentially 22 additional survey launches in the coming months, which will expand the coverage of the NGO Local Pay survey to over 40 countries!

Preferred Partners Option
Under this option, organizations gain online access to both NGO Local Pay surveys and Birches Group multi-sector surveys at a very low cost, while committing to participation in the NGO Local Pay survey for a minimum of two consecutive years. Already, seven leading organizations have enrolled as Preferred Partners, including:

  • ADRA International (17 countries);
  • CHF International (16 countries);
  • Heifer International (40 countries);
  • Management Sciences for Health (40 countries);
  • Oxfam GB (25+ countries);
  • Project Concern International (15 countries); and
  • World Vision (26+ countries).

Keep the Momentum Going
NGO Local Pay has become an affordable, reliable way to get local compensation and benefits information for the international NGO community.  You can help the momentum remain strong by:

  • Registering for surveys in all of your countries of interest.
  • Spread the word to your peers in other organizations.
  • Mention the surveys at your NGO networking groups.
  • Communicate with your Country Directors and enlist their support.

With your help, we will continue to successfully build the NGO Local Pay surveys. Watch this blog for the latest information, or subscribe to our feed and receive notifications whenever there is a new post.


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