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IN THE CORRIDORS

Many of the NGOs teeming in the corridors are satisfied with the extent to which their input has been incorporated into the Programme of Action and Declaration. Much of the wording related to structural adjustment programmes, Africa, gender and poverty can be attributed, in part, to the work of the various NGO caucuses. Some observers have noted that the firmness and visibility of NGOs have led to a greater degree of accountability among governments. It is felt that the degree of NGO collaboration has been unprecedented and bodes well for Copenhagen. Some NGOs, however, have noted concern that the Working Groups are "losing sight of the forest for the trees."