Undermining Development: The Absence of Power among Local NGOs in Africa (African Issues)

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Why haven’t development programs sponsored by local NGOs been more effective in Africa? In this careful study of NGOs in three African countries―Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Senegal―Sarah Michael exposes reasons why successful, well-run, and powerful development programs are infrequent in Africa. Michael’s argument focuses on issues of power. NGOs in Africa do not command the financial resources, employ the professional staff, or have the same access to donors that NGOs in other parts of the world enjoy. Main topics covered in this probing book include: What does a powerful NGO look like? How does power affect sustainable development? What circumstances prevent local NGOs in Africa from wielding power? How can African NGOs remedy their absence of power? What relationship with donors and international NGOs should be cultivated? This book will interest readers concerned with issues pertaining to the organization, mission, and implementation of development NGOs in Africa and beyond.

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Sarah Michael is a Research Associate at the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University.

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This is a fascinating book for those interested in the tactics of how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) become powerful.... It can help African NGO leaders to analyse their relationship to governments, donors and other NGOs: the key is in understanding that these actors also have needs and constraints, and in working with these in every situation.... Achieving power in Africa will not be easy. For, while African NGOs seem to be able to work well with each other, they face stiff competition from strong international NGOs. Their governments do not allow them stable space and they buckle under often unfair rules of the game set by donor agencies, such as refusals to pay for core costs. ..But there are some clear routes to follow. Michael recommends that NGOs focus on and capture a niche in which to excel, and that they develop professional organisation and staff. They should publicise their work - also internationally - and combine it with high-quality research. NGOs should generate their own revenue. They should build a strong and well-connected leadership, and increase engagement with the political aspects of development work. And they should learn how to play the spaces that open up between African governmental tactics towards civil society at home and in international forums. - Victor Munnik in NEW AGENDA South African Journal of Social & Economic Policy The reviewer is heartened to find a sound comparative study of African NGOs and hopes it will be followed by more. Very useful are the distinctions between local NGOs, co-ordinating councils of NGOs with varying degrees of government influence, community-based organisations that may not have formal AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW offering as it does a sound and useful critical bibliography and an immaculate index makes a valuable contribution to the world of development and NGOs (in spite of the extreme diversity that the term covers) and is a major work. It will thoroughly enhance debate and reflection. - Philippe Ryfman in POLITIQUE AFRICAINE

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