Controlling or Empowering Non-Profit Organisations?: Dimensions of Accountability in Singapore

  • Ora-orn Poocharoen
  • Fazlin Abdullah
Part of the IIAS Series: Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)


Most governments struggle to design accountability systems to govern non-profit organisations (NPOs) that strike an appropriate balance between regulating sound management practices and the autonomy of NPOs. Drawing on the case of Singapore, we ask how the government ensures that NPOs are accountable and how do NPOs perceive these mechanisms. Is there too much control? Or are there gaps to fill to ensure accountability? Via accountability mechanisms are these NPOs being manufactured and shaped by the government? Are we missing certain aspects of accountability that will ensure effectiveness of NPOs?


Corporate Social Responsibility Civil Society Board Member Fiduciary Duty Human Resource Practice 
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