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Non-Governmental Organizations and the State in Latin America: Rethinking Roles in Sustainable Agricultural Development

Book/book chapter

Book/book chapter

Part of a series which comprises one overview volume and three country volumes. Published at a time of massively increased funding for NGOs, increasing fiscal stringency in the public sector, and growing pressures on NGOs from governments and donors, each volume presents detailed empirical insight into the work of NGOs in agriculture. Case study material is set within the context of NGOs' relations with the state, their contribution to democratisation, and the consolidation of rural civil society. Against the background of a broad review of institutional activity at the grassroots, each book explores specific questions concerning the work of NGOs in agricultural development: How good are NGOs at promoting technological innovation and addressing constraints to change in peasant agriculture? How effective are NGOs at strengthening grassroots and local organizations? How do donor pressures influence NGOs and their links to the state?

Anthony Bebbington and Graham Thiele