The charitable impulse: NGOs & development in East & North-East Africa

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Ondine Barrow, Michael Jennings
James Curry, 2001 - Business & Economics - 210 pages
* Uses case studies in East and Northeast Africa to explore NGO roles * Puts NGOs and the relief and development industry in historical context This welcome addition to the NGO debate investigates how development agencies are adapting to current changes in the NGO community, specifically the growth in complex emergencies. The authors use pertinent case studies, focusing on both development activity and disaster relief, to illustrate their analysis of this change. The book delves into issues such as: NGOs as a key force in development, their role in promoting democracy and human rights, and their increasing participation in conflict management. This cogent text, with its emphasis on actual practice, is appropriate for students of international development, as well as NGO practitioners.

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Contents

ONDINE BARROW MICHAEL JENNINGS
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Historical Overview
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Unravelling the Humanitarian Agenda Where to Now? 1
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Barrow is a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University. Ondine completed her Ph.D. in the History Department, School of Oriental and African Studies. She is currently working on a Medical Missionaries in Colonial East Africa project with Michael Jennings.

Jennings is a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford University. Michael completed his Ph.D. in the History Department, SOAS. He is currently working on a Medical Missionaries in Colonial East Africa project with Ondine Barrow. Michael also writes on the history of malaria in East Africa.

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