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The Charitable Impulse NGOs and Development in East and North-East Africa

Edited By: Ondine Barrow and Michael Jennings
Publisher: James Currey
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Provides an historical account of key issues facing NGOs today. Each chapter, a case study based on extensive fieldwork, seeks to identify and analyze the roots of problems, past and present.


Introduction by Ondine Barrow & Michael Jennings - A glossary for new Samaritans by Philip Winter - Humanitarian politics in collapsed states: a critical appraisal of the role of international NGOs in the Somali crisis by Alexandros Yanis - International responses to famine in Ethiopia, 1983-5: Christian Aid & a political economy framework for action by Ondine Barrow - Creating alternatives: refugee relief & local development in western Tanzania by Beth Elise Whitaker - 'Trying to hold things together?': international NGOs caught up in an emergency in north western Uganda, 1996-7 by Mark Leopold - 'Development is very political in Tanzania': Oxfam and the Chunya integrated development programme, 1972-6 by Michael Jennings - Donors, NGOs & the state: governance & 'civil society' in Tanzania by Tim Kelsall - Drawing a line between autonomy & governance: the state, civil society & NGOs in Ethiopia by John Campbell - Whose medicine counts? Healers, health & WHO in Kenya by Kirstin Johnson - Organizational & institutional learning in the humanitarian sector by Koenraad van Brabant - Select bibliography

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Edited By: Ondine Barrow and Michael Jennings
Publisher: James Currey
Media reviews
'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 in 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 in Modern African Studies
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