Shorter said the partnership was “yet another example of the U.K.’s long-standing and strong partnership with Lebanon.” (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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There are over 8,000 nonprofit entities registered in Lebanon, but only around one-third are considered to be active. Among those that are operational, half of them lack a monitoring and evaluation system and an organizational structure, a 2015 mapping of civil society organizations in Lebanon found. 3QA's five-person team approached the U.K.'s National Council for Voluntary Organizations, which is responsible for awarding the Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organizations – known as the PQASSO Quality Mark – to those organizations who comply to its efficiency standards, and convinced them to partner up and export the system to Lebanon.A group of eight organizations are currently undergoing pilot phase, including NGO Leb Relief.
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