436 pages, Tabs
The task environment of NGOs is changing rapidly and significantly, making new demands on their management and leadership. This volume discusses the complexities involved. It illustrates how NGOs can maintain performance and remain agile amidst increasing uncertainties. These factors include the position of NGOs in civil society, their involvement in governance and coping with the effects of the securitisation of international aid.
'This book makes a critical contribution to the development literature on the changing demands, dilemmas and creative responses of NGOs in a rapidly evolving world system. It is both timely and thought provoking.' Prof. Margaret Kroma, Program Manager, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
'This book is essential reading, especially for those who perceive development and NGO management as avenues for enabling individuals, groups, organizations and communities to learn to develop new ways of thinking in order to build a better history for themselves and the world.' Mosi Kisare, Executive Director and facilitator at the EASUN Centre for Organizational Learning, Arusha, Tanzania
'Managers and practitioners will go a long way before they find a more useful compendium of knowledge and experience. For those seeking to understand NGOs, here is the one-stop shop you have been looking for.' Ian Smillie, author of The Alms Bazaar and Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade
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