Non-governmental Organisations: Performance and Accountability Beyond the Magic Bullet

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Michael Edwards, David Hulme
Earthscan, 1995 - Business & Economics - 259 pages
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The last decade has seen some significant changes in international development and in the status of non-governmental organisations operating in the field. Not only has the number of NGOs virtually doubled; many of them have seen a considerable growth in their budgets, and have grown closer to governments and official aid agencies. NGOs are acknowledged by many to be more effective agents of development than governments or commercial interests ? even as a ?magic bullet? for development problems. Despite these positive trends, the real impact of the NGO sector is not well documented. This is partly because NGO performance-assessment and accountability methods are weak, and partly because NGOs are caught up increasingly in the world of official aid, which pushes them towards certain forms of evaluation at the expense of others. This unique book takes a hard and critical look at these issues, and describes how NGOs can, and must, improve the way they measure and account for their performance if they are to be truly effective.
 

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Contents

Introduction and Overview
3
a Sectoral Analysis with
17
Reflections Concerning
31
Governance and Accountability in NGOs
41
the Challenge
53
NGO Evaluation
73
a Case Study from Bombay
83
Beneficiaries Donors and
103
a View from Below
131
Difficulties Dilemmas and a
143
Painting Canadian Roses Red
157
Accountability and Effectiveness in NGO Policy Alliances
167
Social Auditing or Bust?
193
The Primacy of the Personal
207
Beyond the Magic Bullet? Lessons and Conclusions
219
References
229

Issues of Legitimacy and Accountability
111
Processes of Legitimacy in Sudanese
119
Glossary
249
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