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NGOs: Fighting Poverty, Hurting the Poor

Sebastian Mallaby
Foreign Policy
No. 144 (Sep. - Oct., 2004), pp. 50-58
DOI: 10.2307/4152984
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4152984
Page Count: 9
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Abstract

The war against poverty is threatened by friendly fire. A swarm of media-savvy Western activists has descended upon aid agencies, staging protests to block projects that allegedly exploit the developing world. The protests serve professional agitators by keeping their pet causes in the headlines. But they do not always serve the millions of people who live without clean water or electricity.

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