As Western aid budgets are slashed and government involvement with aid programmes reduced, NGOs in the voluntary sector are finding themselves taking an ever-increasing share of development work overseas. As they do so, they are forced to grow and to assume new responsibilities, taking more important and wide-ranging decisions - in many cases, without having had the chance to step back and review the options before them and the best ways of maximizing the impact they make. This collection of essays explores the strategies available to NGOs to enhance their development work, reviewing the ways that options can be understood, appropriate programmes and likely problems.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Contributors * Part I: Introduction * Part II: Working with Government * Part III: Increasing Impact Through Organisational Growth * Part IV: Linking the Grassroots with Lobbying and Advocacy * Advocacy in the North * Conclusion * References * Index
Michael Edwards is Head of Information and Research at the Save the Children Fund. David Hulme is Reader at the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester.