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NGO Accountability
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2006 | 270 Pages | ISBN: 9781844073689 | pdf | 1.59Mb

When the first systematic writings on NGO (non-governmental organization) accountability became available in the mid-1990s, NGOs still occupied a relative backwater in politics, international affairs and academic research. Ten years on, both NGOs in general and the accountability question in particular have moved to centre stage, for some good reasons and some not so good, and this book represents the new cutting edge of thinking and practice in this increasingly important and contentious arena.

Commendably, the editors of this volume have made no attempt to enforce a consensus on the contributors, who disagree with each other on definitions, approaches and priorities, and especially on the degree of external (govern-
ment or supragovernmental) regulation that may be appropriate for the NGO sector. Context is vital, and there are no universal answers to the dilemmas of NGO accountability, or even universally applicable standards and methodolo-
gies. Protecting sufficient ‘safe space’ for innovation, iteration and experimentation is therefore essential, a theme to which I will return in a moment.
Category: Politics & Social Sciences | Added by: Py | Cùng giáo trình: ACCOUNTABILITY, Peter van Tuijl, Lisa Jordan
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