Nongovernmental Organizations, Definition and History

@inproceedings{Lewis2009NongovernmentalOD,
  title={Nongovernmental Organizations, Definition and History},
  author={David Lewis},
  year={2009}
}
Introduction Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now recognized as key third sector actors on the landscapes of development, human rights, humanitarian action, environment, and many other areas of public action, from the post-2004 tsunami reconstruction efforts in Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, to the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign for aid and trade reform and developing country debt cancellation. As these two examples illustrate, NGOs are best-known for two different, but… 
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