Charitable Impulse NGOs and Development in East and North East Africa
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224 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: James Currey

Charitable Impulse NGOs and Development in East and North East Africa

Edited by Ondine Barrow

by Michael Jennings

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Addresses the issues facing NGOs as their role and remits expand.
NGOs have grown in scale and remit and have been given a role by states and official aid organizations that fundamentally challenge many of the assumptions that accompanied their creation. There is a general, albeit vague, feelingthat NGOs are no longer what they used to be. Yet aside from the obvious differences in scale of activity and resources, there is little understanding of the processes that have led NGOs to be the types of organization that theyare today.
This book challenges the static picture of the NGO industry, to inform the debate on the relief-to-development continuum, and to provide an historical account of key issues facing NGOs today. Each chapter, a case study based on extensive fieldwork, seeks to identify and analyse the roots of problems, past and present, which have led to the current dilemma facing charitable organizations.

North America: Kumarian Press
"These engaging case studies challenge assumptions about the relationship among the state, NGOs, and local communities in Africa...a most welcome addition to the field of development studies. -" Fran Vavrus, Teachers College, Columbia University
"One of the strengths of the book is that it covers different types of NGOs that vary from each other in terms of their operations, structures and orientations...a valuable addition to the burgeoning literature on non-governmental organizations and development in east and northeast Africa. It is essential reading and a useful tool for teaching." Gaim Kibreab, AFRICAN AFFAIRS
"This collection draws together the experiences of the NGO community within the region covered and raises key questions concerning the implications and consequences of intervention. The case studies are detailed and engaging, highlighting the need for greater levels of accountability to exit between NGOs and the societies in which they serve." Rebecca Moran, MODERN AFRICAN STUDIES

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9780852558553

January 2002

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Title Details

224 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: James Currey