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Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women's Lives: A Perfect Storm

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Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women’s Lives explores how international NGOs are navigating changes that challenge their role and legitimacy, their values and their overall purpose. The writers explore alternative ways of conceptualizing development, and of bringing about improvements for the most marginalized and increasingly “unheard” women. The book calls for a re-examination of theories about change and a refocus on ideas of complexity and feminism and on learning from past ...

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Overview

Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women’s Lives explores how international NGOs are navigating changes that challenge their role and legitimacy, their values and their overall purpose. The writers explore alternative ways of conceptualizing development, and of bringing about improvements for the most marginalized and increasingly “unheard” women. The book calls for a re-examination of theories about change and a refocus on ideas of complexity and feminism and on learning from past NGO experience.

Aid organizations have their origins in a desire to help the world’s poorest and most marginalized people—but are they reaching these people? Several factors are coming together that put pressure on NGOs working in international development: the economic crisis, the growing conditionality of aid, and increased competition for funding between NGOs. This creates “a perfect storm” driven by a new language of aid, policies and procedures established in Europe and the US which is leaving poor women behind.

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"Overall, Aid, NGOs and the Realities of Women’s Lives offers an accessible and politically astute introduction to the current state of international development policy and practice. It challenges readers to think critically about how neoliberal ideologies inflect international development (and human services more generally), about development managerialism, and about the unacknowledged pitfalls of the current rush to empower girls and women."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853397790
  • Publisher: Practical Action Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2013
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 14.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tina Wallace is an independent development consultant who has specialized in management and gender issues. She has studied and taught in Africa and Europe and has extensive NGO experience. She is now based in the UK, and teaches at Oxford Brookes University.

Fenella Porter is a lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London, and has over 20 years' experience in development and gender work and research.

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Table of Contents

1) Introduction—Tina Wallace and Fenella Porter

Section One – A Perfect Storm
2) Development from the ground: A worm’s eye view—Stan Thekeakara
3) Evaluation, complexity, uncertainty – theories of change and some alternatives—Chris Mowles
4) Losing Sight of our Purpose?—Suzanne Walker
5) Can girls save the world?—Kate Grosser and Nikki van der Gaag
6) Lost in Translation: Gender Mainstreaming in Afghanistan—Anastasiya Hozyainova
7) Insulating the Developing Classes –Tom Scott-Smith
8) Reconnecting Development Policy, People and History –David Lewis

Section Two – Changing Conversations
9) Taking our lead from reality - an open practice for social development—David Harding
10) Women on wheels—Meenu Vadera
11) Too young to be women, too old to be girls: The [Un]Changing Aid landscape and the reality of girls at risk—Seri Wendoh
12) Looking Beyond the Numbers: reducing violence against women in Ghana –Kanwal Ahluwalia
13) From local to global and back again – learning from Stepping Stones – Alice Welbourn
14) Peace Practice Examined –Bridget Walker
15) I don’t know ... and related thoughts—Ashish Shah
16) Apolitical stories of sanitation and suffering women—Deepa Joshi
17) Conclusion—Tina Wallace

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