Voluntary Sector and Rural Development: Concept, Practice, and a New Approach to Remove Rural Poverty
Voluntary Sector and Rural Development systematically analyzes the theoretical background of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based on contemporary thoughts on the subject. The book covers the concepts of development and rural development and devotes adequate space to the strategies adopted to rural development in India, including an analysis of the themes of various rural development programs under India's First to Tenth Five-Year Plan. The findings contain many significant observations on the functioning of NGOs. The book constitutes the author's seminal contribution in studying the strategy for poverty removal and rural development. The idea contained here is not only fresh but, in all appearances, pragmatic as well. It points to the role of three forces in the civil society â?? authority, voluntarism, and profit. It asserts that programs designed to work in a social system, without integrating the above three forces, will not succeed fully. The book also charts out a strategy for adoption by program implementation agencies.
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