By Dirk-Jan Koch

Foreign NGOs are more and more vital avid gamers in the new reduction structure yet their geographic offerings stay uncharted territory. This ebook specializes in styles of improvement tips, mapping, whereas analysing and assessing the rustic offerings of the biggest foreign NGOs. Koch's technique is interdisciplinary and makes use of qualitative, quantitative and experimental ways to supply a transparent perception within the determinants of kingdom offerings of overseas NGOs. The e-book goals to find the rustic offerings of foreign NGOs, how they're made up our minds and the way they can be more advantageous. This paintings, which makes use of a dataset created in particular for the learn, involves the realization that foreign NGOs don't goal the poorest and so much tough international locations. they're proven to be focussing totally on these international locations the place their again donors are lively. also, it was once chanced on that they generally tend to cluster their actions, for instance, foreign NGOs even have their donor darlings and their donor orphans. Their clustering is defined by means of adapting theories that designate focus in for-profit actors to the non-profit context. The ebook is the 1st at the geographic offerings of foreign NGOs, and is accordingly of substantial educational curiosity, in particular for these targeting improvement relief and 3rd quarter study. additionally, the publication offers particular coverage feedback for extra thought-out geographic judgements of overseas NGOs and their again donors.

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G. DFID 2006a). This is why NGO aid would be expected to be strongly related to needs indicators such as the per-capita income of recipient countries or their economic and social development as measured by the Human Development Index. 6 However, the view that NGOs have a clear focus on the poor has also been challenged. Research has shown that the claims of reaching the poorest of the poor have been exaggerated. Many case studies have shown that even if NGO interventions reach the poor, they usually do not reach the poorest of the poor (Steering Group 2002).

21 The results confirm most of the earlier findings when the sample is split along national lines. There is some variation across donor countries. The variable that is most versatile is the GDP per capita variable. g. Belgium and Canada), there is a positive linkage in one country (Germany) and a negative relationship in other countries (Ireland and the United Kingdom). The results with respect to the reverse poverty targeting of German organizations might seem odd at first sight, but is clearly substantiated in a case study on German organization in Chapter 6 of this research.

NGO decisions of whether or not to engage in a particular country correlate to some poverty measures, such as the $1-a-day poverty head count, though not with other indicators of need such as per capita income, literacy, mortality and school enrolment. Conversely, levels of NGO funding are in general not correlated to needs indicators. Thus, the allocation of Dutch NGO aid seems at best partially based on human needs in the recipient countries. In a regression analysis of aid given by Swedish NGOs, Dreher et al.

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