States, Corporations, and NGOs are all determined to achieve their goals and make the world a better place. States have a significant role in supporting both non-governmental organisations and corporations. In the world today, companies need the governments while NGOs depend on both the State and the Corporations (Derrick Hindery 191). NGOs have taken a new frontier in the last five years to form partnerships with Corporations to eradicate poverty and protect the environment. States cannot improve people’s lives without the involvement of NGOs.
The States are the frontiers in projects and programmes that bring the corporations and the NGOs together. For instance, if the government’s desire to eliminate poverty is weak, NGOs will face frustrations in their bid to eliminate it. Similarly, if the government does not emphasise the policies of creating employment, corporations will be hesitant to employ the youth. The fact that the three cannot operate independently makes their relationship critical for the developing world. Hence, the practice of each party will affect the operations of the other (Anna 68).
Furthermore, when a government needs to construct an oil pipeline, it will have to consult with NGOs to ensure all environmental standards are met (Derrick Hindery 65). Additionally, it will involve corporates that are responsible for the construction to access its viability. NGOs will tend to play an influential role in how people will be employed and conservation of the environment. If corporations are not involved, they can reject the proposal route of the pipeline. For instance, Shell Corporation dismissed the proposal by the Brazilian government in 1999. Also, NGOs complained of the health hazards it would cause on the proposed route.They all put their interests firsts and the interest of the people second (Suny 190).
- Anna L. Tsing, “The Economy of Appearances.” In Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection. pp.55–77
- Derrick Hindery, “Green-stamping a Pipeline.” In from Enron to Evo: Pipeline Politics, Global Environmentalism and Indigenous Rights in Bolivia, pp. 63–79
- Ferguson, James. “Seeing like an oil company: space, security, and global capital in neoliberal Africa.” American Anthropologist 107.3 (2005): 377-382.
- Suny, Ronald Grigor, and James C. Scott. “Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed.” (1999): 190-191.