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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 15 What is different about managing non-governmental organisation (NGOs) involved in Third World development

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 15 What is different about managing non-governmental organisation (NGOs) involved in Third World development Alan Fowler The last decade has produced an increasing Many management development and training number of articles and studies dedicated to services available to NGOs are derived from analysing and improving the management of experiences in other types of organisations in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) the context of the industrialised North. NGOs involved in socio-economic development in therefore rightly ask the question, "Is what's the Third World1. Frequently discussed in such on offer suitable for who we are, where we are writings are: a) the reticence of NGOs to and for what we do?" But NGOs have a accept that they have a management problem problem in answering this question because and, b) whether the (scientific) management they don't find it easy to define the critical techniques and methods used by other types of differences between organisations whose organisations profit-making enterprises and purpose is socio-economic development in the government bureaucracies in Western Third World and others whose purpose is environments, have any relevance for NGOs. profit or the running of a nation state. NGOs The workshops and courses on NGO seldom ...

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