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Knowledge generation for poverty reduction within donor organizations

| By A. Bebbington and A. Barrientos | Global Poverty Research Group Working Paper 23. Oxford: GPRG. | | Full text (PDF) | The Millennium Development Goals have placed poverty reduction at the top of donor organisations’ list of priorities. Failure to achieve the MDGs will no doubt place the spotlight on their financial commitments to poverty reduction, […]

NGOs and uneven development: geographies of development intervention

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Progress in Human Geography 28(6): 725-745 | Abstract: Much research on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) involved in international development has been case-study-based, with questions about the broader geographies of NGO intervention rarely asked. This paper explores the factors that drive such NGO geographies and considers how they relate to the uneven […]

Reinventing NGOs and rethinking alternatives in the Andes

| By Anthony Bebbington | Annals of the American Academy of Social and Political Sciences 554, 117-135 | Abstract: Many Latin American nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) emerged as part of a movement committed to the idea of an alternative development that would differ from the dominant exclusionary, top-down, and often repressive forms of development. Yet today, after […]

The direct funding of Southern NGOs by Northern donors: new agendas and old problems

| By A.Bebbington and R.Riddell | Published in the Journal for International Development, vol. 7 No. 6: 879-893 | Introduction: The tendency of official donors to channel an increasing amount of funds directly to Southern NGOs (SNGOs) raises a range of questions: why is this occurring; how is it being done; what are the impacts on SNGOs; what sorts of […]