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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 13 NGOs as brokers in agricultural R&E planning


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 13 NGOs as brokers in agricultural R&E planning Kate Wellard Non-government organisations (I include here · this in turn depends on their approach, both local and international NGOs and local technical expertise and other resources. membership organisations) have moved away Where they do not have specialist from exclusively relief functions and are resources in-house, there may be a increasingly involved in development and possibility of collaboration with empowerment of their members or client government R&E services. group. Where NGO projects and programmes are planned in conjunction with local groups, a · the amount of professional interaction degree of participation in planning at local between NGO and government R&E level may be achieved. If NGOs are able to staff. represent the views of their members at national level, then potentially they can act as · acceptance by government and donors of brokers between rural people and government NGOs as legitimate contributors to their planners, research and extension staff on a agricultural R&E agendas. much wider scale. · Kate Wellard, Overseas Development Whether this potential is realised depends on Institute, Regents College, Inner Circle, certain factors, both exogenous e.g. the nature Regents Park, London NWl, UK. ...

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