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New York, New York, United Nations Population Fund, 1988. xi, 477 p. (Population Programmes and Projects Vol. 1.)This is the 5th edition of the GUIDE to be published. A new edition is issued every 3 years. The GUIDE was mandated by the World Population Plan of Action, adopted by consensus at the World Population Conference held in Bucharest, Romania, in August 1974. Each entry for an organization describes its mandates, fields of special interest, program areas in which assistance is provided, types of support activities which can be provided, restrictions on types of assistance, channels of assistance, how to apply for assistance, monitoring and evaluation of programs, reporting requirements, and address, of organization. International population assistance is broadly construed as 1) direct financial grants or loans to governments or national and non-governmental organizations within developing countries; 2) indirect grants for commodities, equipment, or vehicles; and 3) technical assistance training programs, expert and advisory services, and information programs. To gather information for this edition of the GUIDE, a questionnaire was sent to more than 350 multilateral, regional, bilateral, non-governmental, university, research agencies, organizations, and institutions throughout the world.
UFSI REPORTS. 1987; (11):1-10.The governments of South Asian countries have become aware of the substantial role that nongovernment organizations (NGOs) or voluntary agencies can play in rural development and other nation building activities. Although private agencies cannot substitute for government programs, there is general consensus that NGOs use development funds more efficiently and innovatively than government programs. NGOs in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan exemplify the influence these organizations have on development in South Asia. The Lutheran World Service in Bangladesh, a foreign origin NGO, has branched out from its original aim of providing relief and war rehabilitation to give skills training and technical assistance to the poor. The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, an indigenous NGO, works for the well-being and self-reliance of the landless poor, those with very small farms, and women. NGOs in Bangladesh have been especially innovative in developing methods to encourage self-help, such as local organization and credit, which are often combined with training in practical skills, literacy, nutrition, and family planning. Present NGO activity in India is dominated by the Gandhian tradition. There is a potential conflict between the philosophy of the NGO's in terms of building on the people's felt needs from the bottom up and the tendency of government agencies to want to plan for the people. In Pakistan, the concept of development-oriented NGOs is recent and not yet strong, although the government has adopted a policy of routing funds from government and from bilateral donor agencies through NGOs in 2 areas--family planning and women's welfare. The chief limitation of NGOs is their scope, meaning that the major burden of the development process rests on government agencies.
New York, New York, Ford Foundation, 1986. v, 65 p.This report chronicles feminist movements in the West and in the 3rd World, as well s the role of such organizations as the UN, and especially, the Ford Foundation, which spent $30 million from 1972-1979 on women's programs. A 1981 consolidation of programs by the Foundation concentrated efforts on 1) urban poverty, 2) rural poverty and resources, 3) human rights and social justice, 4) governance public policy, 5) education and culture, and 6) international affairs. Major categories of emphasis from 1980-1983 included 1) employment and income, 2) education, research on women, and the arts, and 3) health and family. A discussion of the UN conference on women held in 1985 in Nairobi, which culminated the decade for the advancement of women, and the Ford Foundation's plans to continue working to improve women's status in the world conclude the report.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, United Nations, Economic Commission for Africa, Centre Africain de Recherche et de Formation pour la Femme, 1982 May.  p.This document contains a variety of information intended to provide an introduction and overview of the many activities possible for women participating in development programs in Africa. Its essential goal is to reinforce and promote the exchange of ideas, data, experiences, and information among African women. 4 main sections contain information on financing and technical assistance, projects for women, publications of the African Center for Research and Training of Women (CARFF), and information on CARFF. The section on financing and technical assistance contains an introductory essay on transforming an idea into a written proposal, including information on collecting data, evaluating resources, defining the project, choosing a source of assistance, and organizing the proposal. Examples and model documents as well as a bibliography are included, followed by a listing of possible sources of funding from the UN, governments, private foundations and organizations, other types of assistance, and multinational firms. The financing policies, geographic preferences, and instructions for submitting a proposal are specified for each potential donor. The section on projects for women contains a compilation of ongoing projects in agriculture, education, training of project leaders, income generating projects, administration and credit, small industries, development planning, and research on women. Each description specifies the title of the project, the sponsoring organization, participants, duration, project site, external aid, a brief description of project activities, and the name of the person to contact for information. The 3rd section contains a bibliography of works published by CARFF and others on topics pertaining to women and development, agriculture, health and family life, appropriate technology, communications, employment, education, and the status of women. The final section contains information on the history, goals, program, current projects, and collaborating agencies of CARFF.