Power And Development In Practice: Ngos And The Development Agenda Setting

Makuwira, J 2018, 'Power And Development In Practice: Ngos And The Development Agenda Setting', Development in Practice, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 422-431.


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Title Power And Development In Practice: Ngos And The Development Agenda Setting
Author(s) Makuwira, J
Year 2018
Journal name Development in Practice
Volume number 28
Issue number 3
Start page 422
End page 431
Total pages 10
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract There is a firm belief and evidence to suggest that local communities benefit when they are actively engaged in development processes. A parallel discourse has also gained ascendancy - one which posits that if the poor have power, they will influence institutions and processes to their advantage. NGOs have been, and continue to be, the primary proponents of this thinking. While the assertion holds some substance theoretically, in practice, there is a dearth of evidence to substantiate this claim. Using post-development and post-colonial theories, this article examines ways in which NGOs exercise and govern power in development practice.
Subject Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Aid - Development policies
Civil society - NGOs
Labour and livelihoods - Poverty reduction
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09614524.2018.1433816
Copyright notice © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 0961-4524
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