Non-governmental organisations - performance and accountability. Beyond the magic bullet: NGO Performance and Accountability in the Post Cold-War World

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NGOs are acknowledged by many to more effective agents of development than governments or commercial interests. This book critically examines the role of NGOs, which have increased considerably in number and importance over the last decade. It describes how NGOs must improve the way they measure and account for their performance if they are to be truly effective. The book is presented in three sections: conceptual frameworks; case studies, and ways forward. Specialist contributors examine key issues under the main theme of NGO performance and accountability. Specific areas addressed are: NGO autonomy and accountability within the new policy agenda; European NGOs and democratisation in Central America; NGO accountability in Bangladesh; a view of NGOs from below in East Africa; participatory methods for increasing NGO accountability, a case study from India. Policy implications and suggested ways forward are included in the final section. -after Publisher

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and West Hartford
ISBN (Print)185383310X
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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