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AID711 - Non-government Organisations and Development

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Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Ware
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This is a guided research unit, supported by an interpretive essay and an associated set of readings representing the wider literatures.

Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • the definition of an NGO;
  • types of NGOs;
  • trends in the number and size of First WorId NGOs;
  • trends in the number and size of Third World NGOs;
  • history of the role of NGOs in development;
  • competing ideas on the evolving role of NGOs;
  • gender and NGOs;
  • the environment and NGOs;
  • the effectiveness of NGOs and grassroots organisations;
  • NGOs as change agents;
  • NGOs as pressure groups, sources of countervailing power and lobbyists;
  • reconciling the role of donor and indigenous NGOs;
  • comparative advantage of NGOs.


One 1000 word book review 40% One 4000 word essay 60%

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