NGO Map and Gap Analysis for the Pilbara
Regional Development Australia Pilbara (RDAP) in partnership with the Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) has published the findings of the Map and Gap Analysis of the 'not-for-profit' sector undertaken in 2012 by Jill Cameron and Associates.
Non Government Organisations (NGOs) or the ‘not-for-profit’ sector make a significant contribution to the social and economic wellbeing of Pilbara communities and play an invaluable role in supporting and sustaining communities and reducing economic and social disadvantage.
The project found that the NGO sector in the Pilbara reflects the dynamic and rapidly changing nature of the region and its communities.
A committed NGO workforce provides a diverse range of services and programs in towns and communities across the region. "The report confirms what we know about NGOs and their staff in the Pilbara", said RDA Pilbara CEO Diane Pentz. "In our many and varied communities, NGOs consistently go the extra mile to make sure people get the support and services they need".
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the sector at the time the study was carried out. It highlights issues that are not new, that affect the capacity of NGOs to deliver appropriate, accessible and reliable services and programs. Issues include affordable housing, recruitment and retention of Pilbara NGO staff and volunteers and the higher cost of doing business in the Pilbara.
A copy of the project report and NGO data base are linked below: