The Quality of NGO Work

Dóchas is dedicated to maximising the impact of the work of its member organisations.

By stimulating debate among its members, by commissioning research and by actively engaging in policy debate, Dóchas supports Development NGOs in their efforts to improve.


Click here to read more about our strategy in this regard


  • In the Dóchas Working Groups, our members work together to share experiences and seek ways to improve their own practice.
  • Our members have also agreed a number of quality standards for their work. Some of these Codes of Conduct were developed through Dóchas, while others are agreed internationally.
  • Dóchas members are actively looking into ways of strengthening their accountability. Click here for more details


Dóchas has also produced a host of information aimed at new NGOs. See our Resources page for an overview of some of the key documents.


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Company Particulars: Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations is a private company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital. It is registered in Dublin, Ireland, No: 94384. It has been granted tax exemption by the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland and has a charitable tax exemption number: CHY6410. Company Directors are those listed as Board members.