When you read this 20 years from now you would have learnt how our world fundamentally changed from 2020. Almost every household, community, organization, sector, and nation are reeling from the pandemic’s impact on health, the economy and society. The NGO development sector is itself rapidly facing a critical threat from this pandemic, due to funding constraints which risk forcing many to downsize and lay off staff at the precise moment when our work has become vitally important.
Our programmes pivoted rapidly to respond to different and additional needs, while coping with restrictions on travel, lockdown requirements and health concerns. This required a huge amount of flexibility, as the parameters and cost structures of our work shift, with the duration of these shifts entirely unknown. The implications of this for cash flow has been and still is critical and time sensitive.
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