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Civil Society Organizations are a key element that is increasingly involved in development debates and
policy recommendations.

The search for a balance between the two models after the disruptions and inadequacies experienced
in the state or market-oriented development models led civil society to come to the fore as an
important player.

In this process, the concept of rising governance within the framework of the changing role of the
state has a great importance. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have been an important pillar
of governance in cooperation with the state and private sector in the development process and have
been positioned as the “Third Sector” in a way.

Thus, the roles of NGOs have also changed. NGOs, which are positioned as auxiliary and/or supportive
in development policies, have taken a more autonomous (determinant) position. Organizations that
carry out their activities with an instrumental function and are funded in this direction differs in terms
of mission.

In this new process, NGOs are expected to contribute to programs that will ensure the continuity of
development beyond humanitarian aid.

In this regard, COJEP International stands out. It fulfills its duty in this regard with the support of
Agricultural Development Joint Projects and the projects of NGOs that are members of the COJEP
Global Network

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