As agents of change INGOs are constantly faced with issues of legitimacy, representivity and needing to prove their contribution towards achieving the goals of development. Within the current global socio-political context, what ways can INGOs establish legitimacy, representivity and enhance their effectiveness?
Identify case studies to illustrate how different NGOs respond to these challenges.
Also recommending readings Ronalds (2010) The Change Imperative: Creating the Next Generation NGOs. Kumarin Press: Streling.
Lewis, D. and Kanji, N. (2009) Non-Governmental Organisations and Development. Routledge: New York.
Pinkney, R. (2009) NGOs, Africa and the Global Order. Pelgrave
Macmillan: New York.
Kumar, A & Holland, F. (2009) Global Civil Society 2009: Poverty
and Activism. Sage: London.
Bruno, R. & Beate, K-K (2008) Changing Images of Civil Society:
From Protest to Governance. Taylor and Francis: Hoboken.
Bebbington, A; Hickey, S & Mitlin, D.C. (2008) Can NGOs Make a Difference? The Challenge of Development Alternative. Zed
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Sadhvi, Dar & Cooke, Bill (Eds.) (2008) The New Development Management, Zed Books, London.
Dibie, R. A. (ed.) (2008) Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Sustainable Development in Sub-Sahara Africa. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
James, Rick & Hailey, John (2007) Capacity Building for NGOs: Making it Work, INTRAC, Oxford.
Kaldor, M. (2007) Global Civil Society, Sage Publications, London.
Eade, D. & Sayer, J. (Eds) (2006) Development and the Private Sector: Consuming Interests, Kumarian Press Inc., Bloomfield, CT.
Edwards, M. (2004) Civil Society, Polity Press, Cambridge.
Clark, J (2003) Globalizing Civic Engagement: Civil Society and Transnational Action, Earthscan, London (especially for those
students interested in NGO and wider civil society advocacy).
Hilhorst, Dorothea (2003) The Real World of NGOs: Discourses, diversity and development, Zed Books, London.
Edwards, E. and Fowler, A. (2002) The Earthscan Reader on NGO
Management, Earthscan, London.
Hoksbergen, R. & Ewert, L. (eds) (2002) Local Ownership, Global Change: Will civil society save the world? World Vision,
Whaites, A (2002) Development Dilemmas: NGO Challenges and Ambiguities, World Vision International, Monrovia: CA.
Eade, D. & Ligteringen, E., (2001) Debating Development, Oxfam, Oxford.
Lindenberg, M. and Bryant, C. (2001) Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs, Kumarian, Bloomfield.
8 HUSO 2096 International NGOs, Civil Society and Development (especially for students interested in the larger global
Fowler, A. (2000) The Virtuous Spiral, Earthscan, London.
Eade, D. (2000) Development, NGOs, and Civil Society, Oxfam Publication, Oxford.
Fowler, A. (1997) Striking a Balance, Earthscan, London.
Highly Recommended Journals
Journal of Civil Society
Development in Practice
Journal of Third World Studies
Development Policy Review
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References and Links
The web has a large amount of NGO material, as any search of the topics ‘NGOs and Development’ will reveal. There is constantly
new material made available on the web, and it is worth using it as a research tool if you have access. Here are a few NGO websites to get you started. Many have further links. (Please inform Course Coordinator if any links are broken.)
– Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research.
https://acfid.asn.au/ – ACFID the umbrella bod
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