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In promoting a "New Policy Agenda," bilateral and multilateral donor agencies are keen to finance nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots organizations (GROs) on the grounds of their economic efficiency and contribution to "good governance." This paper reviews the impact of this trend on NGO/GRO programming, performance, legitimacy and(More)
This article questions the export of ‘social exclusion’ discourse to the field of development and poverty studies. It considers the findings of ongoing research into chronic poverty in the Western Cape district of Ceres, one of the centres of the South African deciduous fruit export industry. It explores the links between the livelihood options of poor(More)
— Poverty and poverty reduction are currently the central concerns of development discourse and policy. Despite recent theoretical advances, poverty analysis continues to be dominated by an income/consumption conception of poverty. We argue for understandings of poverty that go beyond measurement-led conceptualizations to more adequately expose the causes(More)
Jeffrey Henderson and Richard Phillips are respectively Professor of International Economic Sociology and Research Fellow in Economic Governance in the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies in the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester and Eun Mee Kim is a(More)
Jeffrey Henderson and Richard Phillips are respectively Professor of International Economic Sociology and Research Fellow in Economic Governance at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies in the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester and Noorul Ainur M. Nur(More)