Can NGOs Make a Difference?: The Challenge of Development by Anthony J. Bebbington, Samuel Hickey, Diana Mitlin

By Anthony J. Bebbington, Samuel Hickey, Diana Mitlin

Can non-governmental firms give a contribution to extra socially simply, substitute types of improvement? Or are they destined to paintings on the margins of dominant improvement versions decided through others?  Addressing this query, this e-book brings jointly best overseas voices from academia, NGOs and the social routine. It offers a complete replace to the NGO literature and a number of serious new instructions to pondering and appearing round the problem of improvement possible choices. The book's originality comes from the wide-range of latest case-study fabric it provides, the conceptual methods it deals for wondering improvement choices, and the sensible feedback for NGOs.

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It should mean supporting NGOs that intervene strategically in political processes perhaps to shame governments publicly so that their citizens demand better government; and/or to contribute to public debates about how government might work differently and about the  can ngo s make a difference? ravages brought by corruption and authoritarianism. Of course, for those at the comfortable European and North American end of aid chains, or those sitting equally comfortably in their cosy embassies, this might all seem too sensitive, too difficult, and a foreign-relations nightmare.

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