New Internationalist Issue 285
ACTIONThese are umbrella groups, which are a good first port of call for the debate on aid.
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International Council for Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Case postale 216, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland. Tel: +41 22 732 6600; Fax: +41 22 738 9904; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
EUROSTEP, 115 rue Stevin, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. Tel: +322 231 1659; Fax: +322 230 3780; e-mail: email@example.com
Council for International Development/Kaunihera mo te Whakapakari Ao Whanui (CID), PO Box 12-470, Wellington. Tel: +64 4 472 6375; Fax: +64 4 472 6374; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Council for Overseas Aid (ACFOA), Private Bag 3, Deakin Act 2600.
Tel: +61 6 285 1816; Fax: +61 6 285 1720; e-mail: email@example.com
Britain: World Development Movement, 25 Beehive Place, London SW9 7QR. Tel: +44 171 737 6215; Fax: +44 171 274 8232.
Canadian Council for International Co-operation/
Conseil canadien pour la co-operation internationale (CCIC), 1 Nicholas Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7. Tel: +1 613 241 7007; Fax: +1 613 241 5302; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Council for Voluntary International Action (InterAction), 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suit 801,Washington DC 20036. Tel: +1 202 667 8227; Fax: +1 202 667 8236; e-mail: email@example.com
Also worth reading on..... AID
If you want to get a firm grip on the subject and keep it The reality of aid 1996 (Earthscan, London) is indispensable. Updated annually and improving year by year - the 1996 edition includes some interesting features from the South - it gives you most of the hard facts you need to know about the major issues, plus a country-by-country breakdown of all the major aid donors.
For the rest, Rarer than rubies by Max van der Berg and Bram van Ojik (Novib, The Hague, 1996) is cogent and concise and comes straight from the horse's mouth (a leading Dutch aid agency).
Compassion and calculation - the business of private foreign aid, edited by David Sogge (Pluto Press, London & Chicago, with the Transnational Institute, 1996), has a sharper cutting edge. A little blunter, but more comprehensive and authoritative, is The foreign aid business by Kunibert Raffer and HW Singer (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1996). On the NGOs, try Beyond the magic bullet, edited by Michael Edwards and David Hulme (Save the Children, Earthscan, London, 1995).
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