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010    2009019065 
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020    1565493028 (hbk.) 
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020    156549301X (pbk.) 
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050 00 HC800|b.H64 2010 
082 00 338.910967|222 
100 1  Holmén, Hans 
245 10 Snakes in paradise :|bNGOs and the aid industry in Africa 
       /|cHans Holmén 
260    Sterling, Va. :|bKumarian Press,|cc2010 
300    xxiii, 293 p. ;|c24 cm 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-274) and index
520 1  "Beginning in the 1980s, sub-Saharan Africa witnessed a 
       veritable explosion of NGOs and CSOs engaged in efforts to
       develop the subcontinent. Often praised for their 
       commitment, flexibility, close contact with grassroots 
       movements and marginalized groups, these organizations 
       have become the darlings of donors and the UN system. 
       During the same period, however, rural Africa has sunk 
       deeper into poverty. The massive NGO engagement appears 
       not to have made any meaningful progress." "Snakes in 
       Paradise breaks through the generalizations and neat 
       theories to discover why these efforts have failed. 
       Focusing especially on those local NGOs that are 
       frequently overlooked by studies that cover the major 
       international players, Holmen uncovers a NGO landscape 
       that is considerably more ambiguous than the popular 
       development literature would have people believe."--BOOK 
650  0 Economic assistance|zAfrica, Sub-Saharan 
650  0 Non-governmental organizations|zAfrica, Sub-Saharan 
650  0 Poverty|zAfrica, Sub-Saharan 
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