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The Aid Chain: Coercion and Commitment in Development NGOs
Reviewer David Sogge writes that "This study's main questions concern the consequences for organizations lower on aid chains as they respond to conditions set by those higher on aid chains. In particular, what happens to African NGOs and their relationships with the people they are supposed to be helping? ...However, the study's chief concerns, and freshest insights, are in revealing how donor power shapes NGO relationships, structures and methods. It focuses on project cycle management--that cluster of information-intensive practices supposedly making aid more efficient, results-based and auditable."