Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Sustainable Development in Sub-saharan Africa

Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Sustainable Development in Sub-saharan Africa

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Written to provide guidance for civil society organizations and their client groups, this book examines the role of NGOs in the development processes on the African continent. It raises questions about the influence of funding agencies over the NGOs they support and explores the challenges NGOs face. The book argues that increased knowledge and cooperation on all parts is essential to achieve sustainable development. This book also concludes that sustainable development activities are not beneficial to every community in Africa. Taking into consideration globalization and studies of sub-Saharan countries, this book concludes that news models of leadership are necessary for the success of Africa, and NGOs are a vital part of achieving that development.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739116533
  • 9780739116531

Review quote

This book is a magnificent collection of African minds and cases on collective approaches to sustainable development in the continent. Every African, especially political leaders or aspirants, should take a retreat with this book and reassess why we lack conscience and keep our people characterized as underdeveloped. -- Emmanuel Otu, associate professor of chemistry, Indiana University Southeast Professor Dibie is an expert on public management of NGOs. He has assembled a group of African scholars who have a great deal of knowledge in the field of NGOs operations in Africa. The text makes a great overivew of the management of NGOs in Africa. -- Kayode Makinde, vice chancellor, Babcock University Nigeria Professor Robert Dibie's book is among the most important texts on the most important texts on NGOs and sustainable development in Africa today. It is comprehensive, clear, up-to-date, and highly readable. My undergraduate and graduate students like it very much. Collectively, the chapters take the reader on a stimulating, insightful, and comprehensive journey through the realm of NGOs' role in sustainable development in Africa. -- Patrick Okonkwo, professor of business administration, Central Michigan University This volume brings together a comprehensive and insightful discussion of the key economic, social, political and institutional variables shaping NGOs operations and sustainable development efforts in Africa. -- Ishenkumba Kahwa, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica This book is an intelligent discussion of an important international phenomenon. It is a frank, honest, and balanced examination with special appeal to practitioners and administrators. The study's examination of challenges and opportunities facing NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa is both intriguing and provocative. -- Samory Rashid, associate professor of political science, Indiana State Universityshow more

About Akpovire Oduaran

Robert A. Dibie is professor of public affairs and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Campus Dean at Indiana University Kokomo.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: NGOs and Human Development in Africa: Theory and Model for Collaboration Chapter 2 NGOs and Development Administration in Africa Chapter 3 NGOs, Public Bureaucracy, and Sustainable Development in Africa Chapter 4 The Perception of NGOs Performance in Anglophone Africa Chapter 5 NGOs and Development in Botswana and Nigeria Chapter 5 NGOs and Community Based Environmental Policy in Botswana and Ethiopia Chapter 6 Motivation and Volunterrism in NGOs in Ghana and Nigeria Chapter 7 NGOs and Development in Cameroon Chapter 8 NGOs and Religion in Zimbabwean Uncertain Times Chapter 9 NGOs and Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo Chapter 10 Strategic Repositioning of NGOs for Sustainable Development in Africa Chapter 11 Current and Future Roles of NGOs in the Empowerment of Women in Africa Chapter 12 Public Administration and Sustainability in Africashow more