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NGO Politics in Sri Lanka: Local Government and Development

Author:
Akurugoda, Indi Ruwangi

ISBN:
978 3 319 58585 7
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
182
List price(s):
54.99 USD
44.99 GBP
46.99 EUR

Publication date:
1 October 2017

Short description: 

This book examines how and why local communities have been neglected in development initiatives in South Asia, focusing on Sri Lanka, and assesses the significant support from NGOs in increasing the capacity of local government and in promoting local development.

Full description: 

This book examines how and why local communities have been neglected in development initiatives in South Asia, focusing on Sri Lanka, and assesses the significant support from NGOs in increasing the capacity of local government and in promoting local development. Based on research in the southern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, this project analyses the views of national, provincial and local level political representatives, administrative officials, and NGO officials.

Table of contents: 

Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - NGOs and their potential in post-colonial societiesChapter 3 - NGOs in Sri LankaChapter 4 - Local development, people's participation and local politicsChapter 5 - Problems in local government and possible solutions: NGOs as a support of local governmentChapter 6 - NGO involvement at the local level: Centrally-led projectsChapter 7 - NGOs as local development partners: Locally-led projectsChapter 8 - Conclusion

Biography: 

Indi Ruwangi Akurugoda is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Policy, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. She focuses on non-governmental politics, decentralization, local government, and development.

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