Journal Article

The Myth of NGO Superiority

Author

  • Peter Nunnenkamp
Publication Date

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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JEL Classification
F35

Key Words

  • aid allocation
  • NGOs
  • official donors
  • poverty focus