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Role of Non-Governmental Agencies in Developing Countries, The

Synopsis
A recording of a panel of specialists in overseas aid discussing a range of issues concerning the role and purpose of aid agencies in developing countries. Participants are Bruce Lawrence, Merlin; Richard Blewitt, Action Aid; Mary Kayitesi, Rwandan Embassy in London; John Seaman, Save the Children Fund; Helen Young, Oxfam. The Chair is Peter Hawkins, Save the Children Fund. The three areas of discussion are 1) a brief history of aid, the way it has changed over time, and a view of the different aid agencies administering overseas; 2) the prioritisation of needs and the practicalities of trying to do this in an emergency setting; 3) an analysis of the difficulties of working with government in very poor countries, particularly with regard to establishing sustainability. The panel also discuss training and accountability of the agencies themselves.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Audiocassette. 74 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £?.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Development studies
Keywords
developing countries; economic aid; non-governmental organisations

Production Company

Name

Sheffield University Television

Notes
Now: University of Sheffield, Learning Media Unit (5/00)

Distributor

Name

University of Sheffield Learning & Teaching Services

Web
http://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/browse/category.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=114 External site opens in new window
Phone
0114 22 20401
Address
New Spring House (Ground Floor)
231 Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2GW
United Kingdom
Notes
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