In a major achievement, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar has darted into the list of top 500 NGOs of the world. KISS has been placed among the 10 best NGOs of India in the prestigious ranking of world NGOs published annually by NGO Advisor, a Geneva-based independent media organization chaired by Jean-Christophe Nothias, former editor of The Global Journal. Currently on the fourth edition, NGO Advisor is unique in publishing such a ranking.
The ranking is determined after evaluating tens of thousands of NGOs in every country on a set of stringent criteria. KISS was selected out of thousands of NGOs for its outstanding impact, innovation and governance. NGO Advisor, which uses public data for transparency, scores organizations based on their performance in 165 criteria. These criteria relate to the three pillars of interest – impact, innovation, and governance.