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Charitable Impulse NGOs and Development in East and North East Africa

Charitable Impulse NGOs and Development in East and North East Africa


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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, feeling that 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 they are 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

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ISBN-13: 9780852558553
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 01/17/2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Ondine Barrow and Michael Jennings
A Glossary for New Samaritans, Philip Winter

Humanitarian Politics in Collapsed States: A Critical Appraisal of the Role of International NGOs in the Somali Crisis, Alexandros Yannis

International Responses to Famine in Ethiopia 1983-85: Christian Aid and a Political Economy Framework for Action, Ondine Barrow

Creating Alternatives: Refugee Relief and Local Development in Western Tanzania, Beth Elise Whitaker

'Trying to Hold Things Together?': International NGOs Caught Up in an Emergency in Northwestern Uganda, 1996-97, Mark Leopold

'Development is Very Political in Tanzania': Oxfam and the Chunya Integrated Development Programme, 1972-76, Michael Jennings

Donors, NGOs and the State: Governance and 'Civil Society' in Tanzania, Tim Kelsall

Drawing a Line Between Autonomy and Governance: The State, Civil Society and NGOs in Ethiopia, John Campbell

Whose Medicine Counts? Healers, Health and WHO in Kenya, Kirstin Johnson

Organizational and Institutional Learning in the Humanitarian Sector, Koenraad van Brabant

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