The Alms Bazaar: Altruism Under Fire - Non-Profit Organizations and International Development
Written by an insider, this study of international development agencies ranges from Biafra to Rwanda, from administrative costs to participatory development, from the bright hopes of the 1960s to the implications of the latest Mexican financial crisis. The phenomenon of the transnational mega-charity is examined as are the threats to the independence of voluntary organizations from governments, UN agencies and from charities themselves. This is also a story about lessons of heroism and folly, of bungling and luck and failure - and of achievements that have improved the lives of millions.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Doomsters and cornucopians
what is an NGO?
the age of innocence
13 other sections not shown
activities Africa American AMREF Bangladesh become began Biafra bilateral BRAC Britain British budget Canada Canadian cent century charity civil society co-ordination cost countries created deal decades democracy development assistance development education disaster economic effort emergency environment environmental evaluation example foreign Foster Parents Plan Fund fundraising global Grameen Bank groups human rights ICRC important income increasingly independence India institutions International Development international NGOs issues Kenya Medecins sans Frontieres ment million movement multilateral Nigeria non-profit North Northern official development assistance operations organiza Overseas Oxfam Oxfam UK Pakistan participation perhaps political polls poor poverty problem programmes projects refugees relief responsibility role rural Rwanda Sarvodaya Save the Children says sector social Somalia South Southern NGOs things Third World tion transnational NGO UNDP UNICEF United Nations USAID village voluntary organizations welfare women World Bank World Vision