Managing for change: leadership, strategy, and management in Asian NGOs

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Earthscan Publications, 2001 - Business & Economics - 193 pages
An increasing proportion of the world's poor is dependent on NGOs for the support the state cannot or will not provide. Management of development organizations is critical to their success. This major new study, published with the Aga Khan Foundation, Canada, draws lessons from the enormous success of a number of NGOs in Asia, including BRAC and Proshika in Bangladesh, BAIF and AKRSP in India, and IUCN and Sungi in Pakistan. From the reality on the ground, the authors highlight the key lessons and operational issues facing NGO managers. They analyze how strategy is made, what makes effective NGO leaders, and the management style appropriate to crises and change. They also explore the handling of donor relations, staff motivation and development, and change management. The books dispatches many myths about NGO management and reaches striking conclusions about how they are formed and how they achieve success

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Managing the External Environment
Elements of Organizational Culture
Learning for Change

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Ian Smillie is an Ottawa-based development consultant and writer. He has lived and worked widely in Africa and Asia, and his knowledge of Bangladesh spans more than three decades. Author of several books on international development, he was a founder of the Canadian development organization, Inter Pares, and was Executive Director of CUSO. In addition to his other work, he is associated with the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University and serves as Research Coordinator on Partnership Africa Canada's 'Diamonds and Human Security Project'. He is a participant in the intergovernmental 'Kimberley Process,' which has developed a global certification system for rough diamonds.