"Of the three sectors—government, private business, and civil society—civil society is the most diverse and the least well understood…. Civil society organisations need to reach for the highest levels of competence to justify their support. The sector combines energy and creativity, with a social conscience. Together, these constitute a powerful impulse and should be nurtured. At the same time, capacities for management, programme design and implementation, fund-raising and self-study and evaluation need to be strengthened."
His Highness the Aga Khan
EBRD Annual Meeting, Tashkent, 5 May 2003