The Alms Bazaar: Altruism Under Fire--Non-Profit Organizations and International Development Ian Smillie

ISBN: 9781853393013

Published: September 1st 1995

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286 pages


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The Alms Bazaar: Altruism Under Fire--Non-Profit Organizations and International Development  by  Ian Smillie

The Alms Bazaar: Altruism Under Fire--Non-Profit Organizations and International Development by Ian Smillie
September 1st 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 286 pages | ISBN: 9781853393013 | 5.67 Mb

Written by an insider, this study of international development agencies ranges from Biafra to Rwanda, from administrative costs to participatory development, from the bright hopes of the 1960s to the implications of the latest Mexican financialMoreWritten by an insider, this study of international development agencies ranges from Biafra to Rwanda, from administrative costs to participatory development, from the bright hopes of the 1960s to the implications of the latest Mexican financial crisis.

The phenomenon of the transnational mega-charity is examined as are the threats to the independence of voluntary organizations from governments, UN agencies and from charities themselves. This is also a story about lessons of heroism and folly, of bungling and luck and failure - and of achievements that have improved the lives of millions.



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