Too close for comfort? the impact of official aid on nongovernmental organizations

Too close for comfort? the impact of official aid on nongovernmental organizations In promoting a “New Policy Agenda,” bilateral and multilateral donor agencies are keen to finance nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and grassroots organizations (GROs) on the grounds of their economic efficiency and contribution to “good governance.” This paper reviews the impact of this trend on NGO/GRO programming, performance, legitimacy and accountability. If finds that much of the case for emphasizing the role of NGOs/GROs rests on ideological grounds rather than empirical verification. In addition, though the evidence is inconclusive, there are signs that greater dependence on official funding may compromise NGO/GRO performance in key areas, distort accountability, and weaken legitimacy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Too close for comfort? the impact of official aid on nongovernmental organizations

World Development, Volume 24 (6) – Jun 1, 1996

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
DOI
10.1016/0305-750X(96)00019-8
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Abstract

In promoting a “New Policy Agenda,” bilateral and multilateral donor agencies are keen to finance nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and grassroots organizations (GROs) on the grounds of their economic efficiency and contribution to “good governance.” This paper reviews the impact of this trend on NGO/GRO programming, performance, legitimacy and accountability. If finds that much of the case for emphasizing the role of NGOs/GROs rests on ideological grounds rather than empirical verification. In addition, though the evidence is inconclusive, there are signs that greater dependence on official funding may compromise NGO/GRO performance in key areas, distort accountability, and weaken legitimacy.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 1996

References

  • Accountability and effectiveness in NGO policy alliances
    Covey, J.
  • NGOs in the age of information
    Edwards, M.
  • The role of NGOs in changing state-society relations: Perspectives from Eastern and Southern Africa
    Fowler, A.
  • Democratic rural development: Leadership accountability in regional peasant organizations
    Fox, J.
  • Good government? Introduction
    Moore, M.
  • Unequal dialogue with donors: the Sarvodaya experience
    Perera, J.
  • NGOs and sustainable development in Zimbabwe: No magic bullets
    Vivian, J.

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