Down with NGOs! More civil society needed?

Another interesting and passionate debate on Duncan Green’s blog- this time on criticism of NGOs as agents of poverty reduction.  It clearly hits a nerve!

http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?p=11330

JEFCAS picks up the theme of NGO effectiveness in panel at the African Studies Association Conference in Leeds tomorrow exploring relationships between Southern and Northern NGO discourse.

Moses Okech will dissect the contraversial Invisible Children youtube viral video on the LRA in Northern Uganda, Job Akuni will  the engagement of African Diaspora organisations in doing ‘development’ and Andrew Mushi of Mzumbe University, Tanzania will argue that NGOs and the aid business on which they are founded hinder more than help sustainable and genuine development.  We will make the presentations available here when the conference finishes.

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