INGOs and NGOs

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

Books: London.

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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,

Monrovia: CA.

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

development NGOs)

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 Bulletin

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. – ACFID the umbrella bod

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