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Description - NGOs and Organizational Change by Alnoor Ebrahim

The organizational dynamics of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become increasingly complex as they have evolved from small local groups into sophisticated multinational organizations with global networks. Alnoor Ebrahim's study analyses the organizational evolution of NGOs as a result of their increased profile as bilateral partners in delivering aid. Focusing on the relationships between NGOs and their international network of funders, it examines not only the tensions created by the reporting requirement of funders, but also the strategies of resistance employed by NGOs. Ebrahim shows that systems of reporting, monitoring, and learning play essential roles in shaping not only what NGOs do but, more importantly, how they think about what they do. The book combines original case studies and research with an extensive review of literature. It draws from multiple fields including organizational behaviour, social and critical theory, civil society studies, and environmental and natural resource management.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521671576
ISBN-10: 0521671574
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alnoor Ebrahim

Alnoor Ebrahim is Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He is also founding Co-Director of the Institute for Governance and Accountabilities, based near Washington, D.C.