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Sovereignty and NGOs, by Christopher Kilby (March 1998; revised May 1998)

Growing links between international governmental organizations and NGO/GROs in developing countries pose a moral dilemma as the promotion of effective development may conflict with respect for state sovereignty. This paper examines this dilemma and develops principles to balance the two considerations.

Published: Kendall Stiles, Editor, Global Institutions and Local Empowerment, St. Martins/MacMillan Press, International Political Economy Series, 2000, 48-64.

Working Paper (250 KB, PDF)