NGOs, States and Donors: Too Close for Comfort? - Edited by David Hulme & Michael EdwardsBasingstoke & London: The Macmillan Press, 1996, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.
Includes: Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: “The use of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to promote development and reduce poverty and hunger has become a major feature of development policy. Donors have poured funds into NGOs, governments have allocated them major responsibilities and their number and size have grown. Has this popularity helped them to solve the problems of poverty, or has it changed them so that they are now part of the ‘development industry’ that they used to criticise?
This book provides the most detailed study available of the ways in which NGO-state-donor relationships have changed the role that NGOs play in development. The book is introduced by the two leading international experts on the topic, and the contributors are leading academics and senior practitioners. The picture that emerges from the general reviews and detailed case-studies of African, Asian and Latin American NGOs is a complex one. However, the authors conclude that there is much evidence that NGOs are ‘losing their roots’ — getting closer to donors and governments and more distant from the poor and disempowered whom they seek to assist.”