NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals

Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty

Editors: Brinkerhoff, J., Smith, S., Teegen, H. (Eds.)

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This book examines general Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) roles and comparative advantages in the broad fight to end global poverty, as well as roles and opportunities specific to particular Millennium Development Goals sectors.

About the authors

JENNIFER M. BRINKERHOFF is Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, George Washington University, USA.

STEPHEN C. SMITH is Professor of Economics, George Washington University, USA.

HILDY TEEGEN is Associate Professor of International Business, George Washington University, USA.

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"This book uses a focus on the Millennium Development Goals to articulate and apply an ecological perspective on the roles of NGOs in fostering social development. The authors and their contributors make a persuasive case for NGOs as complements to government and business in creating and implementing the global partnerships for intransigent development problems. The book will a valuable resource in identifying the comparative advantages of NGOs and crafting the alliances to use those advantages effectively to achieve the MDGs and solve many other challenging problems." - L. David Brown, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University"This book, packed with great material,is essential reading for those keen on building political willfor reducing poverty and achieving theMillennium Development Goals."

- Coralie Bryant, co-author of Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs

'Although governments and private firms can and must do more to address poverty throughout the world, this volume is the first to cogently demonstrate the vital and unique roles that NGOs play in ensuring that the promise of the MDGs is met through a wide range of citizen actions and engagement. The book's scholarly contributions, tempered through direct input from leading practitioners in the field, provide invaluable insight into how and why NGOs matter for poverty alleviation. National leaders, policy scholars and society at large will benefit immensely from the knowledge captured here as we work together in the fight against global poverty.'

- Leonel Fernandez, President of the Dominican Republic "A well-thought out and ambitious attempt to place the roles of NGOs within the multi-faceted and often muddled challenge of achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The authors' knowledge about the NGOs in our contemporary, globalized society makes clear what roles they are playing now and can do more of in our collective call against poverty."

- Kumi Naidoo, Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Brinkerhoff, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Can the MDGs Foster a New Partnership for Pro-Poor Policies?

    Vandemoortele, Jan

    Pages 23-48

  • Some Practical Limits of the NGO Role: A Critical Perspective

    Edwards, Michael

    Pages 49-52

  • Beyond the “Non”: The Strategic Space for NGOs in Development

    Brinkerhoff, Jennifer M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-80

  • The Enabling Environment for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Government Actions to Support NGOs

    Brinkerhoff, Derick W.

    Pages 83-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals
Book Subtitle
Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty
Editors
  • J. Brinkerhoff
  • S. Smith
  • H. Teegen
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60493-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230604933
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7974-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53832-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 227
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