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The Resource Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation, Roger C. Riddell, Mark Robinson ; with John de Coninck, Ann Muir, and Sarah White

Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation, Roger C. Riddell, Mark Robinson ; with John de Coninck, Ann Muir, and Sarah White

Label
Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation
Title
Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation
Statement of responsibility
Roger C. Riddell, Mark Robinson ; with John de Coninck, Ann Muir, and Sarah White
Title variation
Non governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There has been considerable interest in recent years in the abil ty of non-governmental organizations to work with the rural poor in developing countries in order to improve their quality of life and economic status through the provision of credit, skills training, and other inputs for income-generation programmes. This book brings together the results of sixteen evaluations in four countries (Bangladesh, India, Uganda and Zimbabwe) to provide a detailed assessment of the contribution that NGOs make to rural poverty alleviation. The results indicate that NGO projects are successful when they build in a high degree of participation, when the staff are committed to the goals of the project, and when they are managed by strong and competent leaders. Many of the projects studied contributed to increases in income and welfare. Programmes designed to provide economic benefits also proved effective in improving the social status of the poor. However, not all projects were successful, contrary to received wisdom about the efficacy of NGO interventions. Many failed to reach the very poorest, most were costly to implement, and few of the projects demonstrated an ability to continue once external funding was withdrawn. These findings provide strong support for viewing NGOs as a mechanism for helping to reduce rural poverty, but also demonstrate that many of the interventions are isolated or one-off. The impact of NGOs could be heightened by increasing the size of the intervention, encouraging greater cooperation among NGOs, and by fostering closer co-operation with governments
Cataloging source
DLC
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Riddell, Roger
Dewey number
338.9/1/091724
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.7
LC item number
.R493 1995
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HC59.7.R493
NAL item number
1995
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Robinson, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Rural poor
  • Rural poor
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Rural poor
Label
Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation, Roger C. Riddell, Mark Robinson ; with John de Coninck, Ann Muir, and Sarah White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-292) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32589655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780198233305
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95020181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Non-governmental organizations and rural poverty alleviation, Roger C. Riddell, Mark Robinson ; with John de Coninck, Ann Muir, and Sarah White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32589655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780198233305
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95020181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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