The Slovak Non-Governmental Development Organisations Platform is an interest group of legal entities, an umbrella organization of 33 non-governmental organizations in Slovakia (25 regular members and 8 observers) primarily active in the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. The NGDO Platform’s role is to represent the common interests of its member organizations both at home and abroad, influence policy making in the area of development cooperation and raise public awareness about issues related to development assistance. The members of the Platform are indispensable actors of the Slovak Official Development Assistance.
The NGDO Platform began to emerge in 1998. In 2003, it was established as an interest group of 15 legal entities and was officially registered at the Regional Office in Bratislava. During the same year it became one of the founding members of the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (CONCORD). In May 2010, the NGDO Platform and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which the NGDO Platform was granted a status of an official partner of the MFA for review and preparation of key documents related to development policies and development cooperation. The parties thus specified an overall framework for cooperation in the area of development and humanitarian assistance.