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Breakdown in Pakistan: How Aid Is Eroding Institutions for Collective Action

Masooda Bano

Abstract

Thirty percent of foreign development aid is channeled through NGOs or community-based organizations to improve service delivery to the poor, build social capital, and establish democracy in developing nations. However, growing evidence suggests that aid often erodes, rather than promotes, cooperation within developing nations. This book presents a rare, micro level account of the complex decision-making processes that bring individuals together to form collective-action platforms. It then examines why aid often breaks down the very institutions for collective action that it aims to promote. T ... More

Keywords: foreign aid, NGOs, developing nations, collective action, Pakistan, international development aid, community-based organizations, developing countries, social capital, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804781329
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804781329.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Masooda Bano, author