Post Tagged with: "NGO"

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

Independent volunteers play a key role in humanitarian crises yet there is no such thing as “true independence” when the reality is feelings of frustration and futility.

Civil Society and NGOs as Drivers of Change in Environmental Governance

Civil Society and NGOs as Drivers of Change in Environmental Governance

Civil society’s involvement in global environmental governance and the effects of internationalisation processes on civil society forms of autonomy and expertise have had considerable impact.

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The (Mis)calculated Risks of Freedom From Torture’s Awareness Campaign

Despite its ability to capture the public’s attention, FFT’s well-intentioned campaign inadvertently harmed rather than helped its clients.

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Enforcing a clear set of rules should help local NGOs to escape the trap of dependency mentality and make the demand for financial assistance more deliberative.

The Politics of Celebrity Advocacy

The Politics of Celebrity Advocacy

Love them or hate them, celebrity politics seem here to stay. It turns out, however, that the impact of celebrity advocacy is different to what we might expect.

International NGOs and the World Bank: Brave New Global Governance?

In 1998, Jonathan Fox and David Brown found that a loose, interactive group of civil society actors and small numbers of Bank and donor officials, had provided the evidence, ideas and encouragement for donors such as the United States to pressure the World Bank to move away from environmentally and socially hazardous projects.

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