Journal Article

The Myth of NGO Superiority


  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
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Recent research suggests that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) do not provide better targeted or more efficient aid than state-run development agencies. They do not seem to even try to outperform the latter by focussing on the neediest or by working in particularly difficult environments.


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Key Words

  • aid allocation
  • NGOs
  • official donors
  • poverty focus