This category collects organizations that provide oversight and watchdog activities. These are usually focused upon a particular type of organization, such as a specific government or advocacy organization.

Alternately, they may be focused upon a specific topic, area, type of activity, or type of misconduct. Some notable examples of this include; banking, finance, human rights, environmental practices, animal rights, treatment of resources, equitable sharing of resources.

Alternately, they may focus upon a specific under-served population and its corresponding rights, or upon a particular class of people, such as; prisoners, women, the working poor, the illiterate, those without health care, etc.