Non-Governmental Organizations and Rural Poverty Alleviation

Published on 1 January 1995

This book brings together the results of 16 evaluations in four countries (Bangladesh, India, Uganda and Zimbabwe), to provide a detailed assessment of the contribution that NGOs make to rural poverty alleviation.

The results indicate that a high degree of participation, committed staff, and strong management are essential to the success of NGO projects. These findings provide strong support for viewing NGOs as a mechanism for helping to reduce rural poverty, but also demonstrate that many of the interventions are isolated or one-off.


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Riddell, R.C. and Robinson, M.
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