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Doing Development

Government, NGOs and the rural poor in Asia

Richard Holloway Richard Holloway



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Earthscan Ltd
01 October 2009
The absolutely poor, who are mostly rural people, are a large part of the developing world's population and their numbers are growing. Government development programmes, aided by the big donors, have made the poor poorer and have rendered them more powerless in relation to the rest of society. They have done this by sustaining and reinforcing existing exploitative economic, social and political structures.

Yet people's movements. religious organizations, voluntary groups, universities and so on have often devised 'alternative' development strategies whose programmes are specifically intended to empower the powerless and selectively enrich the poorest. These groups lack the funds and the political punch to make much more than a dent in the situation.

This book brings together some of these workers from the South who describe the problems and provide the answers.

They are a challenge to the received 'wisdom' of the North.

Originally published in 1989
By:   Richard Holloway
Edited by:   Richard Holloway
Imprint:   Earthscan Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   v. 4
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781849710435
ISBN 10:   1849710430
Series:   Aid and Development Set
Pages:   250
Publication Date:   01 October 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Doing Development: Government, NGOs and the rural poor in Asia

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