UNRISD survey: NGO Networks

1. Please provide us with your contact information (your answers will be anonymous): Response Percent Name (Last, First): Organisation: 100.0% 100.0% answered question skipped question Response Count 31 31 31 0

2. Daytime telephone number: Response Count 31 answered question skipped question 31 0

3. Preferred email address (will not be disclosed): Response Count 31 answered question skipped question 31 0

4. Which network have you been involved in? Response Percent CORE (Corporate Responsibility) Sakhalin Island Network Trade Justice Movement Publish What You Pay 29.0% 22.6% 25.8% 22.6% answered question skipped question Response Count 9 7 8 7 31 0

5. What is your organisational level? Response Percent Directorate Senior management Middle management Operations Intern/Volunteer 23.3% 26.7% 16.7% 30.0% 3.3% answered question skipped question Response Count 7 8 5 9 1 30 1

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6. How much do you agree with the following statements about why your organisation joined/created the network? Strongly agree The network can claim a larger supporter base. It allows for a convenient division of labour. We can learn from the other participating organisations. It allows us to pool resources. It allows us to be more radical than our usual organisational approach. We can influence the other participating organisations. It enables a common advocacy position. It demonstrates the interconnectedness of social and environmental challenges. 50.0% (15) Agree Don't know Disagree Strongly disagree 3.3% (1) Response Count 30

33.3% (10)

6.7% (2)

6.7% (2)

13.3% (4)

60.0% (18)

16.7% (5)

6.7% (2)

3.3% (1)

30

40.0% (12) 50.0% (15) 3.3% (1)

53.3% (16) 43.3% (13) 40.0% (12)

3.3% (1) 3.3% (1) 13.3% (4)

0.0% (0) 3.3% (1) 40.0% (12)

3.3% (1) 0.0% (0) 3.3% (1)

30 30 30

0.0% (0)

76.7% (23)

10.0% (3)

13.3% (4)

0.0% (0)

30

40.0% (12)

56.7% (17)

0.0% (0)

3.3% (1)

0.0% (0)

30

40.0% (12)

36.7% (11)

6.7% (2)

13.3% (4)

3.3% (1)

30

answered question skipped question

30 1

7. How did your NGO join this network? Response Percent Informal participation. Formal membership process requiring a letter of engagement. Formal membership process requiring a letter of engagement and the payment of fees. Don't know. Other (please specify) 26.7% 3.3% Response Count 8 1

23.3%

7

6.7% 40.0% answered question skipped question

2 12 30 1

8. How frequently have you engaged with other network participants, via email, telephone, or in person? Response Percent About once a week. About once a month. 3 or 4 times a year. Other (please specify) 30.0% 0.0% 10.0% 60.0% answered question skipped question Response Count 9 0 3 18 30 1

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9. In terms of budget and staff time, your organisation's involvement in the network is a... Response Percent Principal activity. Major activity. Minor activity. 13.8% 48.3% 37.9% answered question skipped question Response Count 4 14 11 29 2

10. Approximately how many staff members in your NGO have been directly and regularly involved in the network, including yourself? Response Count 30 answered question skipped question 30 1

11. Is it important that this network last? Response Percent Yes No 89.3% 10.7% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 25 3 23 28 3

12. How stable is your organisation's commitment to the network? Response Percent There is budget and mandate for myself or someone in my position to stay involved for the next 12 months or beyond. There is a mandate for myself or someone in my position to stay involved for the next 12 months or beyond. There is a short-term mandate for me to be involved in this work. There is no official mandate for me to be involved in this work. There is no budget or official mandate for me to be involved in this work. Response Count

58.6%

17

13.8%

4

0.0%

0

10.3%

3

17.2%

5

answered question skipped question

29 2

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13. Do you know anyone in the network who has previously worked for the UK government, including yourself? Response Percent Yes No 23.3% 76.7% answered question skipped question Response Count 7 23 30 1

14. Do you know if any government officials you have engaged with in your role as a network member have previously worked for an NGO? Response Percent Yes No Haven't engaged with any government officials. 46.7% 50.0% 3.3% answered question skipped question Response Count 14 15 1 30 1

15. Have any of the funds you've given to the network or network activities come from a government grant? Response Percent Yes No Don't know 16.7% 73.3% 10.0% answered question skipped question Response Count 5 22 3 30 1

16. Would you agree for the network to receive funds directly from government? Response Percent Yes No 34.5% 65.5% answered question skipped question Response Count 10 19 29 2

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17. In the future, which of the following should be involved in the network in order to strengthen it? Very important NGOs working on other issues Trade Unions Business Associations Professional Associations Multinational Corporations Small- and Medium-Sized Companies Financial Institutions Multilateral Institutions (including the UN) Southern NGOs Faith-based Groups Political Parties Media Organisations Governments Other 30.8% (8) 26.9% (7) 3.8% (1) 3.8% (1) 3.8% (1) 3.8% (1) 7.7% (2) 3.8% (1) 42.3% (11) 26.9% (7) 0.0% (0) 4.2% (1) 0.0% (0) 28.6% (2) Important 38.5% (10) 46.2% (12) 26.9% (7) 38.5% (10) 11.5% (3) 15.4% (4) 11.5% (3) 7.7% (2) 46.2% (12) 42.3% (11) 11.5% (3) 25.0% (6) 4.0% (1) 0.0% (0) Neutral 23.1% (6) 26.9% (7) 11.5% (3) 38.5% (10) 0.0% (0) 34.6% (9) 15.4% (4) 38.5% (10) 11.5% (3) 30.8% (8) 15.4% (4) 37.5% (9) 16.0% (4) 57.1% (4) Problematic 7.7% (2) 0.0% (0) 53.8% (14) 15.4% (4) 30.8% (8) 26.9% (7) 34.6% (9) 34.6% (9) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 38.5% (10) 29.2% (7) 36.0% (9) 0.0% (0) Very problematic 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 3.8% (1) 3.8% (1) 53.8% (14) 19.2% (5) 30.8% (8) 15.4% (4) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 34.6% (9) 4.2% (1) 44.0% (11) 14.3% (1) Response Count 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 24 25 7 5 26 5

If other, please specify. answered question skipped question

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18. Which types of organisations are more or less a priority to involve in the network? Please rank them, 1 being the most important. 1 31.6% (6) 15.0% (3) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 43.5% (10) 0.0% (0) 6.3% (1) 5.3% (1) 0.0% (0) 20.0% (1) 2 26.3% (5) 35.0% (7) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 6.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 21.7% (5) 14.3% (3) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 3 15.8% (3) 30.0% (6) 0.0% (0) 6.7% (1) 6.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 13.0% (3) 28.6% (6) 6.3% (1) 5.3% (1) 7.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 4 5.3% (1) 5.0% (1) 7.1% (1) 6.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 13.3% (2) 8.3% (1) 9.1% (1) 8.7% (2) 19.0% (4) 0.0% (0) 15.8% (3) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 5 10.5% (2) 10.0% (2) 7.1% (1) 33.3% (5) 6.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 9.1% (1) 0.0% (0) 4.8% (1) 0.0% (0) 10.5% (2) 0.0% (0) 20.0% (1) 6 10.5% (2) 0.0% (0) 7.1% (1) 20.0% (3) 6.7% (1) 13.3% (2) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 14.3% (3) 0.0% (0) 10.5% (2) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 7 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 7.1% (1) 6.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 6.7% (1) 8.3% (1) 9.1% (1) 4.3% (1) 0.0% (0) 18.8% (3) 10.5% (2) 15.4% (2) 0.0% (0) 8 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 21.4% (3) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 13.3% (2) 16.7% (2) 18.2% (2) 4.3% (1) 4.8% (1) 6.3% (1) 10.5% (2) 7.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 9 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 21.4% (3) 13.3% (2) 0.0% (0) 20.0% (3) 8.3% (1) 18.2% (2) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 6.3% (1) 5.3% (1) 15.4% (2) 0.0% (0) 10 0.0% (0) 5.0% (1) 7.1% (1) 6.7% (1) 6.7% (1) 6.7% (1) 16.7% (2) 18.2% (2) 4.3% (1) 0.0% (0) 12.5% (2) 5.3% (1) 7.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 11 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 14.3% (2) 0.0% (0) 20.0% (3) 0.0% (0) 8.3% (1) 9.1% (1) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 5.3% (1) 15.4% (2) 0.0% (0)

NGOs working on other issues

Trade Unions

Business Associations

Professional Associations

Multinational Corporations Small- and Medium-Sized Companies Financial Institutions Multilateral Institutions (including the UN) Southern NGOs

Faith-based Groups

Political Parties

Media Organisations

Governments

Other

19. Please explain why the top three ranked organisational types are priorities for you. Response Count 23 answered question skipped question 23 8

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20. Do you see companies or business associations as having an influence on the government policies of concern to your network? Response Percent Yes No 100.0% 0.0% answered question skipped question Response Count 27 0 27 4

21. Do you see risks in business involvement in policy processes? Response Percent Yes No 96.3% 3.7% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 26 1 21 27 4

22. Do you see any risks from further private sector involvement with the network? Response Percent Yes No 84.6% 15.4% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 22 4 20 26 5

23. Are you aware of any companies or business associations advocating the same positions as those advocated by the network? Response Percent Yes, with the network Yes, outside of the network No 7.4% 51.9% 40.7% Please specify which companies or business associations. answered question skipped question Response Count 2 14 11 13 27 4

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24. Corporate lobbying is... Response Percent more effective than civil society mobilisation. less effective than civil society mobilisation. equally effective as civil society mobilisation. Other (please specify) 37.0% Response Count 10

3.7%

1

14.8%

4

44.4% answered question skipped question

12 27 4

25. Has your organisation's involvement in the network been evaluated? (Check all that apply) Response Percent Yes, by self-assessment Yes, by external expert review Yes, by a peer organisation Yes, by a donor No 48.2% 3.7% 7.4% 7.4% 44.4% If yes, what have you learned? answered question skipped question Response Count 13 1 2 2 12 10 27 4

26. Has the network undergone review? (Check all that apply) Response Percent Yes, by self-assessment Yes, by external expert review Yes, by a donor No Don't know 48.2% 14.8% 0.0% 11.1% 29.6% If yes, what do you think were the most important recommendations? answered question skipped question Response Count 13 4 0 3 8 10 27 4

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27. Have recommendations been implemented? Response Percent Yes No Partially Don't know 15.4% 11.5% 38.5% 34.6% answered question skipped question Response Count 4 3 10 9 26 5

28. According to you, civil servants see NGOs working through a network as... (Check all that apply) Response Percent more legitimate than an individual NGO. more powerful than an individual NGO. less credible than than an individual NGO. Other (please specify) 48.2% Response Count 13

74.1%

20

7.4%

2

11.1% answered question skipped question

3 27 4

29. How do you think government policy processes function? Strongly agree By mediating competing interests in society. By mediating competing pressures in government. By learning in response to past mistakes. By deciding according to the country's best interest. In direct response to corporate interests. By seeking to apply ideological positions. By slowly adapting existing institutions and practices. 20.0% (5) Agree Don't know Disagree Strongly disagree 0.0% (0) Response Count 25

52.0% (13)

16.0% (4)

12.0% (3)

30.8% (8)

61.5% (16)

3.8% (1)

3.8% (1)

0.0% (0)

26

0.0% (0)

16.0% (4)

40.0% (10)

40.0% (10)

4.0% (1)

25

11.5% (3)

30.8% (8)

19.2% (5)

34.6% (9)

3.8% (1)

26

30.8% (8)

53.8% (14)

7.7% (2)

7.7% (2)

0.0% (0)

26

7.7% (2)

50.0% (13)

7.7% (2)

23.1% (6)

11.5% (3)

26

3.8% (1)

69.2% (18)

19.2% (5)

7.7% (2)

0.0% (0)

26 26 5

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30. If government policies on issues of concern to your network have changed since the start of your network, these changes were: Response Percent Substantive. Substantive but didn't sufficiently address structural issues. Superficial. N/A: no changes in policy. 3.9% 53.9% 30.8% 11.5% Please explain, with examples of any policy changes. answered question skipped question Response Count 1 14 8 3 14 26 5

31. In general terms, how have the different UK government ministries or departments responded to the networks aims? Very supportive Department of Trade and Industry Foreign & Commonwealth Office Treasury Home Office Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Department For International Development Export Credit Guarantee Department Ministry of Defence Other 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 4.5% (1) Supportive 4.3% (1) 18.2% (4) 19.0% (4) 0.0% (0) 31.8% (7) Neutral / not relevant 17.4% (4) 54.5% (12) 42.9% (9) 100.0% (22) 54.5% (12) Resistant 65.2% (15) 27.3% (6) 23.8% (5) 0.0% (0) 9.1% (2) Very resistant 13.0% (3) 0.0% (0) 14.3% (3) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) Response Count 23 22 21 22 22

8.7% (2) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0)

56.5% (13) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0)

21.7% (5) 54.5% (12) 100.0% (22) 71.4% (5)

13.0% (3) 27.3% (6) 0.0% (0) 28.6% (2)

0.0% (0) 18.2% (4) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0)

23 22 22 7 6 24 7

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32. Do you think the government has a coherent strategy behind its policy processes and regulatory initiatives? Response Percent Yes No Don't know 29.2% 50.0% 20.8% If yes, what do you think their strategy is? answered question skipped question Response Count 7 12 5 8 24 7

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33. If you think the government does have a strategic approach, do you think its objectives are in line with your network's objectives? Response Percent Yes No 16.7% 83.3% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 3 15 5 18 13

34. Have you analysed when and how to best impact policymaking? Response Percent Yes No 87.5% 12.5% answered question skipped question Response Count 21 3 24 7

35. If so, which of the following have been important to your analysis? Most important By analysing theories of social change and policy making. By studying the activities of other NGOs. By consulting with civil servants. Through trial and error. Other 5.3% (1) Important Neutral Less important 21.1% (4) Not important Response Count 19

52.6% (10)

10.5% (2)

10.5% (2)

9.5% (2) 13.6% (3) 10.0% (2) 66.7% (4)

81.0% (17) 77.3% (17) 70.0% (14) 33.3% (2)

0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 5.0% (1) 0.0% (0)

9.5% (2) 9.1% (2) 15.0% (3) 0.0% (0)

0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0)

21 22 20 6 7 22 9

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36. How were the network campaign's goals set? (Check all that apply) Response Percent By a board of NGOs in the network. By the network coordinators. All participating organisations accepted them by consensus. Non-participant organisations were consulted by network coordinators. Other (please specify) 48.2% 33.3% 66.7% Response Count 13 9 18

3.7%

1

7.4% answered question skipped question

2 27 4

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37. What factors were taken into account when determining the campaign's objectives? Very important Common advocacy topics amongst participating organisations. The government's agenda and focus of attention. Network founders' analysis of the deepest challenges. Other 48.0% (12) Important Neutral Less important 4.0% (1) Not important Response Count 25

48.0% (12)

0.0% (0)

0.0% (0)

19.2% (5)

61.5% (16)

0.0% (0)

11.5% (3)

7.7% (2)

26

28.0% (7) 25.0% (1)

48.0% (12) 50.0% (2)

16.0% (4) 25.0% (1)

8.0% (2) 0.0% (0)

0.0% (0) 0.0% (0)

25 4 4 26 5

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38. Please tell us how important the following elements have been to the campaign: Very important Lobbying civil servants Lobbying politicians Media coverage Celebrity involvement Individual letter writing to MPs Protest, direct action or festival Other 38.5% (10) 48.1% (13) 51.9% (14) 4.0% (1) 24.0% (6) 24.0% (6) 100.0% (4) Important 53.8% (14) 48.1% (13) 40.7% (11) 40.0% (10) 60.0% (15) 48.0% (12) 0.0% (0) Neutral 7.7% (2) 3.7% (1) 0.0% (0) 12.0% (3) 0.0% (0) 8.0% (2) 0.0% (0) Less important 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 7.4% (2) 12.0% (3) 16.0% (4) 8.0% (2) 0.0% (0) Not important 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 32.0% (8) 0.0% (0) 12.0% (3) 0.0% (0) Response Count 26 27 27 25 25 25 4 5 27 4

If other, please specify. answered question skipped question

39. What have been the most important factors within society to create momentum behind the network's goals? Response Count 18 answered question skipped question 18 13

40. Has celebrity involvement re-oriented or affected the campaign's content, image or subsequent activities? Response Percent Yes No 20.8% 79.2% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 5 19 7 24 7

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41. Has the network taken any action in 'developing' countries? Response Percent Yes No Don't know 57.7% 23.1% 19.2% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 15 6 5 15 26 5

42. Does your organisation have a documented, overarching analysis of social change and how to affect it that informs planning of specific programmes/projects? Response Percent Yes No 40.0% 60.0% If yes, please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 10 15 7 25 6

43. Does your department or team have one? Response Percent Yes No 40.0% 60.0% If yes, and different from your answer to the previous question, please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 10 15 1 25 6

44. Have you been involved in meetings about strategies for social change, within or outside of the network? Response Percent Yes No 72.0% 28.0% answered question skipped question Response Count 18 7 25 6

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45. How do you think social change occurs? Strongly agree Changing ideas in society Changes in technologies and resource use Social mobilisation of people with common or aligned interests Plans of small groups of people Crisis events Charismatic leaders Other 42.3% (11) 24.0% (6) Agree 46.2% (12) 64.0% (16) Don't know 11.5% (3) 8.0% (2) Disagree 0.0% (0) 4.0% (1) Strongly disagree 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) Response Count 26 25

50.0% (13) 17.4% (4) 46.2% (12) 34.6% (9) 100.0% (1)

50.0% (13) 56.5% (13) 46.2% (12) 53.8% (14) 0.0% (0)

0.0% (0) 8.7% (2) 7.7% (2) 7.7% (2) 0.0% (0)

0.0% (0) 17.4% (4) 0.0% (0) 3.8% (1) 0.0% (0)

0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0) 0.0% (0)

26 23 26 26 1 1 26 5

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46. Do you see your network's efforts as seeking to reduce global inequalities? Response Percent Yes No 92.3% 7.7% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 24 2 15 26 5

47. Can capitalism be ecologically sustainable? Response Percent Yes No Don't know 50.0% 25.0% 25.0% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 12 6 6 15 24 7

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48. Can capitalism be socially just? Response Percent Yes No Don't know 41.7% 29.2% 29.2% Please explain. answered question skipped question Response Count 10 7 7 13 24 7

49. What research do you think would be useful to the future of the network? Response Count 11 answered question skipped question 11 20

50. What do you think are the most significant changes in the global economy and its governance in the last decade, and the most innovative responses from civil society? Response Count 15 answered question skipped question 15 16

51. What is limiting civil society from being more effective in addressing the changing global economy? Response Count 16 answered question skipped question 16 15

52. Is there any study of public policy responses to the trade, business and finance agendas put forward by civil society in the last ten years that you would recommend? If so we would be grateful for a reference or link. Response Count 6 answered question skipped question 6 25

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53. Are you in contact with French campaigners or experts on similar issues? Response Percent Yes No 37.5% 62.5% If yes, please specify who you are in touch with. answered question skipped question Response Count 9 15 7 24 7

54. What do you think the similarities or differences in approach are between you and French campaigners/experts? Response Count 9 answered question skipped question 9 22

55. Do you consider yourself... Response Percent Working class Middle class Upper class Other (please specify) 3.9% 88.5% 0.0% 7.7% answered question skipped question Response Count 1 23 0 2 26 5

56. Do you consider yourself Caucasian? Response Percent Yes No 96.2% 3.9% answered question skipped question Response Count 25 1 26 5

57. Did you spend the majority of your childhood outside of the Western World? Response Percent Yes No 11.5% 88.5% answered question skipped question Response Count 3 23 26 5

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58. Would you be willing to be interviewed for 30 minutes by a researcher on this project? Response Percent Yes No 63.0% 37.0% answered question skipped question Response Count 17 10 27 4

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