The goal of the NGO Support Fund Review was to identify a long-term direction and rationale for Government and donor engagement with NGOs and civil society. The Review also considered the NSF within a context of the developing roles of NGOs and civil society and the part NGOs play in assisting communities and vulnerable groups build local capacity and reduce hardship. The Review’s objectives were:
1. to improve stakeholder understanding of the nature and character of NGOs and Samoan civil society
2. to assess the contribution of the NGO Support Fund on NGO operation, the impact of the activities of the Fund-supported NGOs, and the quality of NGO engagement with wider civil society
3. to identify ways for developing the Fund, including developing an M&E Framework
4. to identify and recommend options for future support to strengthen and enhance SUNGO, the NGO sector and Samoan civil society in general.