Classification of NGOs

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[edit] Introduction

There are four general schemes used to classify Non Governmental Organizations. These include:

  • United Nations International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC)
  • General Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (NACE)
  • National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)
  • International Classification of Nonprofit Organizations (ICNO)

These are commonly referred to using their acronyms provided above. This article will attempt to provide a comprehensive review of these classification schemes.

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