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Social capital, development and access to resources in highland Ecuador

| By A. Bebbington and T. Perreault | Published in Economic Geography, Vol. 75 (4): 395-418 | Abstract: Building on recent statements calling for greater emphasis on the roles of organized actors and civil society in development research, in this paper we analyze the utility of themes raised in current debates on social capital for pursuing such […]

New states, new NGOs? Crisis and transition among Andean rural development NGOs

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in World Development, vol. 25 no. 11:1755-1765 | Abstract: This paper discusses the challenges faced by rural development nongovernmental organization (NGOs) in the Andes and Chile within current contexts of public sector reform and economic liberalization. These changes, and the recognition that previous NGO initiatives have had limited impacts […]

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 […]

Reluctant partners: NGOs, the state and sustainable agricultural development

| By J. Farrington and A.J.Bebbington with K. Wellard and D. Lewis | Published by Routledge, London | Official webpage and purchasing information Reluctant Partners? combines comprehensive empirical insights into NGOs’ work in agriculture with wider considerations of their relations with the State and their contribution to democratic pluralism. This overview volume for the Non-Governmental Organizations […]

From research to innovation: getting the most from interaction with NGOs in farming systems research and extension

| By J. Farrington and A. Bebbington | Published in the Journal of Farming Systems Research-Extension, vol. 4 number 1 | Introduction: Over recent years, many people have suggested that agricultural and rural development strategies would benefit from increased collaboration between government and non-governmental development organisations. Donors, in particular, have begun to call for more NGO […]

Governments, NGOs and agricultural development: perspectives on changing inter-organisational relationships

| By A.Bebbington and J. Farrington | Published in the Journal of Development Studies, Volume 29 Number 2: 199-219 | Abstract: There are divergent interests in involving NGOs in public sector programmes of agricultural development. Some commentators seek to foster popular participation through such involvement, while others view it largely within the logic of public sector […]

Modernization from below: An alternative indigenous development?

| By Anthony Bebbington | Published in Economic Geography Vol. 69 Number 3: 274-292 | | Reprinted in S. Corbridge (ed.) Development: Critical Essays in Human Geography. Aldershot. Ashgate | Abstract: This paper compares conceptions of “indigenous agriculture” and alternative agricultural development as used by academics with approaches to agricultural development taken by Indian federations […]